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Smelly Well Water

We have smelly well water. We replaced the rod in our hot water tank and now it smells worse. Any suggestions?

Carla from Ohio

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October 6, 20080 found this helpful

Saw the rod off and throw it away. I learned this when I first came to Ohio. Just put the stub back in the hole or a pipe plug.

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October 7, 20080 found this helpful

We have a sulphur smell to our well water. Our solution is a "whole house filter" installed between the well pump and the water storage tank. Use a carbon filter in this housing. This filter system is available at Lowe's. It eliminates sediment and odors.

Then we also have a faucet mount Pur filter on the kitchen faucet to filter cold water for drinking, cooking and coffee. It has eliminated the odor.

Harlean from Arkansas

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October 4, 20100 found this helpful

Our well is about 25' deep. I treat the well once a month maybe twice depending on weather conditions. Pouring 1/3 gallon of a name brand bleach like Clorox into the well. Next circulate the water by taking an outside garden hose inserting three to four inches down into well. Turn on outside spigot just a slight flow of water will do otherwise you risk burning up the pump. This is done for no less than four hours. The longer the bleach stays in the better. You should notice a big difference in the smell plus it kills bacteria.

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