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Re: egg smell in water

Posted By: Ken
Tuesday, 19 June 2001, at 8:11 a.m.

In Response To: egg smell in water (mark craven)

Mark,

Hopefully your still checking this board. The problem you describe sounds like sulphur. I have this problem with my well water (I'm assuming you have a well, otherwise call the water company) and it can be removed. Firstly, don't panic. Sulphur will not harm you. Its smell is its worst attribute. What I find perplexing is that it seems like you never had this problem before and all of a sudden you do. If you do have a well it is possible that the water source has risen to a point where it is contacting a sulphur deposit. Therefore, it could be temporary. Unfortunately, a water softener alone will not usually remove the smell. You are going to need a filtration system designed to remove sulphur. My first suggestion would be to have your water tested by a certified independent lab. Don't let a company that sells filtration systems test your water. Have the lab check for bacteria and nitrates also. It is possible, though unlikely, that the smell is due to bacterial contamination. If your sulphur levels come back high, then call a reputable water conditioning company and discuss your options. If you want more info on the type of system I installed, write me at the e-mail address above. Good luck.

Ken S.

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