Residents are asking why the water smells bad

 

Residents are asking why the water smells bad

Smell the water, there is a mysterious if even slight odor that comes from some water sources. Hydrogen sulfide is the gas most likely to cause this smell.Should you drink it or should you not? Are you in danger if it slips past your guard and is ingested while showering? These are some of the questions posted on the Worcester Massachusetts Telegram news website where residents regularly share their skepticism at strange smells coming from their faucets.Officials have not concluded if the smell of sulfur is good or bad because in modest doses it is generally safe to drink. But, there are ways to get rid of smelly water. A portable water filter costing only a few bucks is the easiest fix. To get down to the root of the problem, an after market home water filtration system is a bit pricier but offers a drastic difference in water taste and smell.


Popular Science says the ultimate fix is to flush out any lead piping or replace it altogether.

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