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Orange Water

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How come some well water is orange-ish in color and smells nasty?
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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.
I don't have a well but is it bad for you to drink the orangy smelly water?
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