Color and Odor Problems

The following items are related to the appearance of the water, and are not health issues.

1. If your water appears discolored and you have galvanized plumbing, let your tap run for a while to clear it up. Galvanized plumbing materials can leach rust into the water if it sits for a long time.

2. Sometimes customers experience discolored water from their hot water heater. To help prevent this drain and flush the hot water heater once a year.

3. When you fill a glass of water at your sink, do you smell a sulfur odor? Sometimes this odor is coming from your sink drain and not your water. Correct this problem by pouring a small amount of bleach into the drain as necessary.