Part 2 of a Series of Articles on Tap Water
A drink of tap water is a complex sensory experience that reflects a wide range of factors, including: the natural environment of the source water, including whether the source water hails from above (lake or river) or below (ground water) the Earth’s surface; water treatment processes; the household plumbing system; and the consumer’s sensitivity to taste and odor. This week we examine some of the common substances in water and the scenarios that may impart a color, taste or odor to tap water.
What’s that Smell?
To play the water odor detective, first determine whether the odor occurs in water from all of the household faucets, or just some of them. According to the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, if the odor is associated only with specific faucets, the cause is somewhere in the fixtures or pipes supplying those … READ MORE >>READ MORE >>