Chlorine and other Bad Odors

Sometimes water can taste unpleasant or smells poorly, it is a sign that something may be in your water.  A sour, salty, bitter or metallic taste can be a result of high levels of total dissolved solids in your water, most commonly chlorides, sulfates and bicarbonates.  Signs of high total dissolved solids include:

  • A noticeable taste to your water.

  • Milky or Cloudy ice cubes or water in your glass.

  • Scaling and spotting on wet surfaces.

  • Accumulation of “mineral fur” around faucet outlets.

  • A “laxative effect” due to high sulfates.

  • Hydrogen Sulfide can produce a rotten egg smell

  • Mercury, lead, iron, and arsenic are often responsible for the metallic taste and smells

  • Chlorine is often used in municipal water treatment processes