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Private water sources such as wells often have common problems such as:

Iron

  • Stains plumbing fixtures

  • Stains laundry

  • Metallic taste

  • Musty odor

  • Sprinkler stains

Turbidity

  • Cloudy water from suspended sand or silt

  • Common in private wells or due to water main breaks in municipal systems

Bad Taste & Odor

  • Earthy, musty, swampy or organic odor or taste often caused by decaying vegetation in surface water

  • Chlorine odor and taste often found in municipal water supplies

  • Rotten egg smell (hydrogen sulphide)

Acidity

Degradation of pipes & blue green staining on plumbing fixtures or tint in water from copper pipes reacting with acidic water (low pH)

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