“rotten egg” smell

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      MasterPlumbers
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      I have a well at this new contruction. Recently, there has been a very strong “rotten egg” smell coming from the water.
      Is there a type of filter that can be added to the water tank to eliminate the smell?

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      Lisa, this problem can be corrected but I would suggest getting your water tested. This will tell you the concentration of Hydrogen sulfide to make sure you are dealing with the water correctly. Please also see this following site. http://www.ianr.unl.edu/PUBS/water/g1275.htm

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      I am a chemist that is often asked to do water quality analysis. Hydrogen sulfide gas by itself is dangerous, and its a byproduct of the waste of many bacteria. I’d be more concerned with the latter. I suggest that you have a microbial analysis done of the water, and after you find a way to deal with the biological aspect, the hydrogen sulfide problem will be corrected. I am an analytical chemist, so I don’t know what specific bacteria release the H2S gas, but I’d definately have an analytical lab with microbial capabitlies (they would use ELIZA plate most likely to test it) look into your situation. Its not what you smell that’s as bad as what you are NOT smelling. good luck, and let us know how it goes

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