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    Our water here in the apartment complex smells really weird, like it has bleach in it or something. It's a really strong, overpowering smell. Is there anything we can do about it?

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    That's nothing new really, I've noticed it at different times over the years. Some people can pick up on odors a lot easier than others. Usually, there is some sort of announcement if there is to be any change in the water purification process.
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    Where and when are you noticing the smell?

    If the apt was not used for a while, there may be some calcium deposits in the water aerators that is harboring the smells.

    We notice it the most when using the sprayer in the kitchen sink (not used often enough to keep it flushed)

    Does the smell dissipate if you run the water?
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    Welcome to PC!!
    This is nothing new and happens at least twice a year.
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    Has the issue been resolved?

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    Buy a water filter, it helps a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeannie View Post
    Buy a water filter, it helps a lot.
    I agree, I have a whole house filter on our home and it works quite well.
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    Make sure whatever filter you get is rated for chemical removal , that smell is in fact usually hlorine used by many municipalities to help clean the water it's not generally hurtful but it can et rather harsh to drink. Also drain and refill the water heater it's generally advised every year or so to do this.If nothing comes out of the boiler drain on the water heater , turn the water back on until it builds pressure and starts flowing again. you may have to do this several times and also like another poster said , check the aerators on the faucets for blockages.

    Those chemicals are added at different times depending when a "batch" of water is done being cleaned at the treatment plant.You may notice this if seems worse at different times of the month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PitDemon View Post
    Make sure whatever filter you get is rated for chemical removal , that smell is in fact usually hlorine used by many municipalities to help clean the water it's not generally hurtful but it can et rather harsh to drink. Also drain and refill the water heater it's generally advised every year or so to do this.If nothing comes out of the boiler drain on the water heater , turn the water back on until it builds pressure and starts flowing again. you may have to do this several times and also like another poster said , check the aerators on the faucets for blockages.

    Those chemicals are added at different times depending when a "batch" of water is done being cleaned at the treatment plant.You may notice this if seems worse at different times of the month.

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    I live in Saint Louis and was invited here I've been a plumber for a little over 20 years
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    Quote Originally Posted by PitDemon View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by PitDemon View Post
    Make sure whatever filter you get is rated for chemical removal , that smell is in fact usually hlorine used by many municipalities to help clean the water it's not generally hurtful but it can et rather harsh to drink. Also drain and refill the water heater it's generally advised every year or so to do this.If nothing comes out of the boiler drain on the water heater , turn the water back on until it builds pressure and starts flowing again. you may have to do this several times and also like another poster said , check the aerators on the faucets for blockages.

    Those chemicals are added at different times depending when a "batch" of water is done being cleaned at the treatment plant.You may notice this if seems worse at different times of the month.
    Great advice! To bad that in PC the water is that bad.

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    When I read this I laughed out loud, even though it`s actually not so funny. I just moved here and the house I am renting has lawn sprinklers. Does the water that comes out of the sprinklers ever smell! The house water is fine. But when the sprinklers are on, the whole yard is stinky, what is that?

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    Could be reclaimed water or a sulfur well.
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    I would bet you are getting shallow well water and yep it smells like bad sulpher.

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    yep you have a shallow well for irrigation , that is the young water in the upper aquifers unlike the deep fossil water we get from the Florida aquifer. Here is another good thread on the topic
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