Orange Water

Discussion in 'Water Filtering & Storage' started by Lester_7, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Lester_7

    Lester_7 Member

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    How come some well water is orange-ish in color and smells nasty?
     
  2. Narsil

    Narsil Member

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    The orange color is usually indicative of high iron levels (rust) and the nasty odor is usually due to the presence of sulfur compounds. Neither is terribly uncommon in wells.
     

  3. SimeaseDream

    SimeaseDream Member

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    I don't have a well but is it bad for you to drink the orangy smelly water?