Why does my water sometimes have an odd taste and other times it doesn’t?

One reason might be that when water sits in pipes overnight or for a few days it will warm to room temperature. After sitting for a period of time, the chlorine in the water reacts to the interior pipe material.  The water might taste musty, stale or like medicine.

Another common reason is leaving your garden hose turned on and under pressure. If you do this for too long, you’ll soon be tasting garden hose at your kitchen tap!

To make the water taste fresh again, flush your cold water tap until it starts to get colder, usually about 1 minute. Now you have fresh cold water from the water main.

If your water continues to taste odd, call us.

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1. What’s in my water? Is it safe to drink?
2. Is there fluoride in my water?
3. Do I need a water filter in my home?
4. Why is there chlorine in the water?
5. Where does my water come from?
6. Do I have hard or soft water?
7. Why does my water sometimes have an odd taste and other times it doesn’t?