Wednesday, 29 April 2015 16:01

What Is The Culprit When Your Water Smells, Looks or Tastes Like This?

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At ony time or another, we all have encountered water that either smelled differently, tasted differently or even looked differently. Depending where you are in the State of Connecticut, each one of these sense categories can be affected.

So what is it when your water smells, tastes or even looks different? Our guide below should be able to resolve some confusion. However, with any of these, we always recommend that you have your water looked at by an Aqua Pump professional to ensure that your water is clean and healthy to ingest.

My water looks:

Cloudy well water: Cloudy well water could be the product of several problems and/or causes. While we have written many blogs about this in the past, the best course of action is to call Aqua Pump if the water continues to show cloudiness after it has come out of the faucet and has had time to settle.  

Read more about cloudy well water here:

My water smells:

Rotten Eggs: Most likely this is sulfer that is finding a nice spot inside your well water. This smell is subtle and you wont miss it when you smell it.

Swimming pool: This means that you have high levels of chlorine in your water.  

There are other smells that people recognize such as very natural, earthy smells, which should notify the homeowner to have the water looked at as soon as possible. Often times, this can mean a source of bacteria and could be a health hazard to you and your family. Your senses should guide you to concern, especially in this instance.

My water tastes:

Like Metal? If so, there is a good chance your water containes metals such as dissolved lead, manganese, copper, arsenic, mercury, etc.

Salt Water? If you water has that taste of salt water (never a good taste), it means the threat of possible sulfate or bacteria in your water. Again, in any instance, you always want to get your water tested in case there is a larger threat.

While the indicators above can help close in on a particular water change, Having your water tested annually is highly suggested, since Connecticut Homeowners are responsible for their own water testing.  

Aqua Pump has proudly served the entire state of Connecticut and can help you determine what threats are more prevelant in your CT area. For more information, dont hesitate to contact our team at (860) 683-5349 to schedule your testing today!

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