Problem : Solution (Unpleasant Odor)


Problem: Chlorine / Smells Like Bleach

WQA Recommended Treatment Methods

Potential Health Effects from Ingestion of Water If Left Untreated

  • Cancer

Sources of Contaminant in Drinking Water

  • Chemical added to disinfect municipal water

 


Problem: Hydrogen Sulfide, Iron Bacteria, Septic Contamination = Rotten Egg Smell

WQA Recommended Treatment Methods

Effects On Water If Left Untreated

  • Rotten egg
  • Musty
  • Garlic
  • Chemical Smell

Sources of Contaminant in Drinking Water

  • Hydrogen sulfide
  • Organic matter
  • Methane gas
  • Septic contamination

 


Problem: Septic Contamination, Methane Gas, Organic Matter, Hydrogen Sulfide = Smells like Sewage

WQA Recommended Treatment Methods

Effects On Water If Left Untreated

  • Rotten egg
  • Musty
  • Garlic
  • Chemical Smell

Sources of Contaminant in Drinking Water

  • Hydrogen sulfide
  • Organic matter
  • Methane gas
  • Septic contamination

 


Problem: MTBE (Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether) Smells like Sweet Solvent

WQA Recommended Treatment Methods

Effects On Water If Left Untreated

  • Sweet solvent odor at 0.020 mg/L
  • Possible human carcinogen

Sources of Contaminant in Drinking Water

  • “Oxygenator” additive for reformulated gasoline