Taste

Many changes in our drinking water are noticed through “funny tastes”.

Most of the time water quality checks can be done to understand why these “funny tastes” are occurring; however, how you think your water should taste is entirely subjective, meaning it may taste normal to someone else.

These “funny tastes” are used as a potential indicator of a water quality issue, not an identifier. Changes in water taste can be used to alert us to a potential problem, but they cannot be used to diagnose a problem.

As a result, it is important to know which tastes could be associated with a water quality problem. 

IF YOUR WATER TASTES...

Salty

High Sodium

 


Oily, Fishy, Perfume-Like

Surfactants (like detergent).

 


Metallic

Low pH, high metal content (iron, manganese, copper, zinc, etc.), corrosive water, and nuisance bacteria

 

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