Re: Semlly Well Water
Posted by Ralph on January 03, 1999 at 09:40:04:
In response to Re: Semlly Well Water

: If the smell is being caused by the anode in the
: water heater, is the water safe to drink?

I have the same problem in a second home with a submersible pump and electric water heater which is kept on even during periods we are not using the house. I have a plastic filter element between the pump and heater which I periodically remove (after draining the heater) and run clorox through the system. This usually eliminates the sulphur odor for a few months. A plumber advised me to drop clorox (or did he mean chlorine?) pellets such as used in swimming pools into the well. Does this sound right? While we don't usually drink the water we do bathe, brush and wash dishes in it. I'd much prefer this method if safe as draining, flushing, refilling and getting the system back in shape is a tedious process. Any suggestions?

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