Why your drinking water is funky or foul

Why Your Drinking Water Tastes Foul (and How to Fix It)

We all know how refreshing a nice, tall, cool glass of water is. And we need water too, in order to live. But how about when you pour a glass and it smells, well, strange? There are a variety of reasons why that might happen — and a variety of reasons why it does happen.

When it comes to the latter, many people don’t realize that although the quality of water is regulated, those regulations haven’t changed in a long time — and those regulations only affect a small percentage of the chemicals that can affect how water smells and tastes.

When it comes to strange smells and tastes, a number of chemicals and causes create different issues. Some may be from an overabundance of bacteria — perhaps harmful, perhaps not. Whatever the reason, the best way to figure out what exactly is going on is to consult a professional. Interested in learning more about your water and why it smells or tastes strange? This graphic can help.

Infographic by Water Logic.

Reasons your drinking water could taste foul (infographic)

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