What to Do When Your Water Tastes Bad

What to Do When Your Water Tastes Bad

Finding the Right Water Treatment System

It may be hard to describe what makes water taste good, but you definitely know when your water tastes bad. There are many types of bad tasting water with common causes.

We have detailed some typical scenarios below but remember: The best place to start to figure out why your water tastes bad is with a water test.

Does your water…

Taste dirty?
This can be caused by bacteria that is found in soil and algae. 

Taste chlorinated?
If your water tastes like pool water, there’s probably too much chlorine present. 

Taste bitter?
This might be caused by the presence of copper, which is naturally occurring.

Taste metallic?
Typically, this indicates trace metals found in an older plumbing system. 

Taste salty?
Chloride ions are found in certain wells in our area.

Taste like rotten eggs?
If your water tastes—or smells—like rotten eggs, there is likely hydrogen sulfide present.

The Benefits of Reverse Osmosis Systems

Any odd or weird tastes are likely caused by contaminants. Some you can taste or smell; some you can’t. A new water filtration or purification system can offer security and protection against contaminants—and get rid of bad tasting water at your home.

Reverse osmosis is a process that reduces the volume of contaminants that can be found in your home’s water supply—this includes TDS (total dissolved solids—the organic and inorganic materials in water like metals, minerals, salts, and ions), lead, fluoride, chlorine, and others.  

The reverse osmosis uses pressure to force a solution of water through a membrane. The system retains the dissolved solids on one side and allows the treated solvent—the water—to pass through to the other side. The membranes used in the water system have a dense barrier that is designed to allow only water to pass through, reducing the flow of other contaminants in your water source. 

A reverse osmosis system can be the right water treatment solution for your bad tasting water. The first step is to have your water tested and your plumbing inspected by a professional technician. Reach out to learn more about this process and get started today.