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Smelly Well Water
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Lori    Posted 09-12-2002 at 18:03:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have read past messages from the fall of 2001 when JJ asked about a problem with smelly well water. I live in Maine and am experiencing the same problem. Bleach seems to be the solution, however, my question is how much? I have a drilled well approximately 400 feet deep. Any suggestions? Thanks!!!

Nathan(GA)    Posted 09-12-2002 at 19:37:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lori, I think there's a preferred rate for the amount of water in the casing. Not sure what it is. Maybe someone will correct me. The last time I did it, I used 1 gallon. I let it sit a while, then run it until I smelled the bleach in the house. Turn it off and let it sit overnight. Then flush it out the next day. You could check with your county health inspector to be sure.

Billy MaC    Posted 09-13-2002 at 06:14:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
There are a few possible causes of bad smell. Ours was sulfur gas. A bubbler was installed and the smell went away.

bill b va    Posted 09-13-2002 at 08:25:46       [Reply]  [No Email]

whats a bubbler ?

Ron/PAs    Posted 09-13-2002 at 11:29:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A bubbler is an areator, it sends air through the water, the bubbles send the odor of the sulphur into the air and out of the water, they do not work well on a high useage system, as they cannot process it fast enough. For most household systems they will work ok.

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