|Posted by Bud..Suncoast Plumbing on October 19, 1999 at 20:10:33:|
|In response to Re: Bad tasting water|
Dave:--While drinking from an unaffected tap, do all you can to determine what has transpired just prior to the change in water quality. Have you recently added any new electrical equipment with DC power supplies (cell phone battery charger or similar device)? A washing machine or dryer with a solid state control..A power supply for an irrigation system timer?
The taste is probably do to a high concentration of copper in that particular branch of your piping system. Copper has a bitter metallic taste if the concentration is high enough. If you are going to drink or cook with water from that faucet, let it run a while prior to use.
Copper leaching into the water supply is an indication that all is not well. Aside from the unpleasent taste, this will in time cause pin hole leaks to develop. Heavy metals that are commonly found in the solder used in the joints of copper piping systems can also be leached into the water.
Suncoast Plumbing Inc.
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