After a hurricane, is your well water safe to use? If your private well or septic system was damaged during the storm, your well water may be contaminated with harmful bacteria. To avoid getting sick, make sure you… Read More
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By Andrea Albertin, UF/IFAS Water Resources Agent, Northwest District As Hurricane Michael heads towards the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend area, it is important for private well users to ensure the safety of their drinking water. If wells… Read More
Q and A: I have an open aerator on my water system that now smells like rotten eggs. Do you have any ideas for troubleshooting this problem?
from G.M., via e-mail Answer: Hydrogen sulfide or sulfur is a naturally occurring contaminant, which gives water a disagreeable “rotten egg” odor and taste. Hydrogen sulfide is a gas that is found in well water and makes water… Read More