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Old 10-30-2013, 11:12 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a couple of acres that came with a well drawing from the aquafir. The water has a sulfur smell to it. I'm getting all sorts of people convinced they can help me get rid of the smell starting at $1,000.

Any well water users out there able to assist?

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Old 10-30-2013, 11:24 AM   #2
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This should explain it.
http://www.mrwa.com/watersmellrotteneggs.htm

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Old 10-30-2013, 11:48 AM   #3
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Helen brand makes a very good filtration system that will take out all smells taste and iron.. You're probably looking at a couple grand installed. That would probably be on the high side. But they are one of the best out there!
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:56 PM   #4
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I just purchased my first home with a well also. I was told that if the water hasn't run for a while it could get that smell, and all you need to do is run it for a while. It took a day or 2, but the smell is gone.
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When we lived in Texas we had a similar problem. We installed a system which aerated the water into a holding cistern. This got rid of the smell.
Then we added filters to clean it up.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:28 PM   #6
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Water problems like yours can have a variety of causes. A good place to start is to get your well water tested by a laboratory for standard problems like high sulfur content, iron, manganese, chlorides, and a few other common items. Most labs have a standard well test series, and should be able to suggest what you need to test for that may be beyond the standard series. It is not generally fruitful to discuss options for correcting a well water problem until you have thoroughly defined the problem, and that has to start by getting the water tested.

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