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Old 09-08-2009, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Zephyrhills, FL
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Can anyone shed some insight onto why the tap water has a sulphur smell coming from it??? We were told not to use tap water without a filter, but ok for showering...
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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I had a similar problem and was told to drain the hot water tank. This may not be your problem since mine was noticeable when I first turned on the hot water.

Maybe someone who lives in Zephyrhills can tell you if they have the same problem.

Did you call the water co?
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:17 PM
 
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Can anyone shed some insight onto why the tap water has a sulphur smell coming from it??? We were told not to use tap water without a filter, but ok for showering...

Is it city water or well water? If it's well water, you might just be stuck with a property that has quite a bit of sulfur underneath. Only remedy I know of is to get a water treatment system. If it's city...call them and ask them why their water stinks (literally).

Is this a new property? Sometimes you get that from new properties due to having impurities in the pipes from the build. Letting all the faucets/showers run for quite a number of minutes (maybe even an hour or so) might help this. Sometimes it can take a month or more(of regular use) to get rid of the smell completely, though.
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Zephyrhills, FL
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Its city water and we are in a brand new home that is barely a year old....Thanks I will call the water department.

I found it strange for Zephyrhills to make bottled water and to have city water with a stinch...
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:47 AM
 
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Well.. I know when I first moved to Tampa many many years ago, during the summer all city water did have an odor that was caused by hot weather. The city eventually fixed it.

I had a new hotwater heater (less than a year old) that had the sulphur smell. Draining the hotwater tank fixed it.
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