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Yecchy smell to well water
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paynts    Posted 07-15-2003 at 13:59:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I guess I shouldn't complain-there is LOTS of it-but the well water has a definate "aroma"
Smells a bit sulpher-y. Any input on anything I can do? We have an inline filter and the water is crystal clear-just the smell.

Mudcat49    Posted 07-16-2003 at 04:52:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
The sulpher is gas, the best way to git rid of it is with a airrator whit a bleach injector in it.

Ludwig    Posted 07-15-2003 at 21:06:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lots of time that smell is caused by little bacteria in the water. Usually this is caused by iron or some other mineral in the water.
The first test I'd try is like somebody said, use a bunch of it. Wash the car, heck wash somebody elses car too!

If that doesn't help have it tested.

DeadCarp    Posted 07-15-2003 at 20:38:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
For not too much you could install one of those "under the sink" filter holders and use charcoal filters. I've also heard of people distilling it in the sun but then it tastes flat. I'm gonna try soaking the pump etc in bleach overnite, then pumping it out. :)

River    Posted 07-15-2003 at 19:08:18       [Reply]  [No Email]

We have a deep well. The water contains hydrogen sulfide, so it smells bad. Otherwise, it is soft and good water.

We got a product from Culligan called an "Iron Curtain." It's a simple device (not too cheap, though) and it works great! It has made all the difference for us.

I hope this helps.


Maggie/TX    Posted 07-15-2003 at 17:28:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Paynts, most places I've lived in this area the water has sulfur in it and in some places, iron. Ours has a reddish something in it sometimes (Alders water system).

Now out where you live, it just may be that Monkey Man has something to do with it. Did you see about that? Our very own local monster lurking. ;)
Check out the link for the 1409 monkey man on here.

paynts    Posted 07-15-2003 at 20:58:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Great-NOW apparently my husband has taken to sleepwalking in the night

Maggie/TX    Posted 07-16-2003 at 07:43:08       [Reply]  [No Email]

Maggie/TX    Posted 07-15-2003 at 20:45:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
And of course, I AM joking about it having anything to do with your water problem! I keep forgetting you can't hear inflections on this thing. :)

Randy    Posted 07-15-2003 at 15:31:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have heard others say they let drinking water stay on the counter with the lid off over night to let the sulphur get out.

WallSal55    Posted 07-15-2003 at 14:04:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sometimes we would just let the water run--in the
kitchen sink or outside at the well. This would
help, especially if our water consumption was
down--from 6 people to 2-3.
(it was so bad at one time, we had it sanitized)

paynts    Posted 07-16-2003 at 08:39:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the info-hubby says "Just is"
OK it is just another adjustment..Hey I can do that.

sugaraide    Posted 09-10-2003 at 05:34:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just moved to upstate NY and my water smells a little and I just want to thank everyone and the internet because now I know it's okay.

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