Tastes & smells
If your water has a funny taste, or smell, there's probably an explanation for it, and it may not be anything to worry about.
Depending on its source, water can taste different
Each of these sources of water can have their own unique taste, or smell, depending on the type and amount of natural minerals it contains. Sometimes we might need to change the source that supplies your home, and this may mean you notice a change to the smell or taste of your water.
In some cases however, the smell or taste could be for other reasons. Many of these problems are due to problems with your internal plumbing, but the good news is they can be fixed quite easily.
Typical smells and tastes...
Some of the more regularly reported smells and tastes are covered below. Depending on the nature of the problem, there may be different ways to identify and fix the cause of the problems.
Where to find help...
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