If you live in Orlando, you have probably experienced the rotten-egg smell in the water pumped from the Floridan Aquifer. This is a strong, pungent smell, which can be very unpleasant.

As much as it rains in Florida, the rainwater seeps through the wild and amble vegetation and leaves, picking up the organic residue naturally. After rain soaks into the aquifer, the organic compounds convert to sulfur. The sulfur is what gives the water its nasty smell compared to rotten eggs.

Not only does sulfur smell, but it also weakens chlorine, commonly used to disinfect utility water. So what can you do to cut down on the nasty odor of Orlando’s water?

What Can You Do? Test Your Water!

The first step when dealing with an odor problem with your water supply is to determine the source.

If a public water system is the primary source of your home’s water, and you have issues with smells with cold water, call us today.

If the source is from a well, a general mineral water analysis is paramount for selecting the right system to treat the problem.

The test should include analysis for pH, iron, manganese, hardness, total dissolved solids at a minimum. We also recommend testing for sulfate, hydrogen sulfide, and tannin. Take the sample as close to the well as possible. With these results, you can identify the best type of water treatment to use and what type of system to select, based on the chemistry of your water.

For the health and safety of your family, well water should be tested for total coliform and e-Coli (fecal coliform). In addition, if infants and children are drinking the water, a general mineral, metals, and a bacteriological test should take place. These tests are usually between $50-100 dollars and should be done once a year.

Install A Whole Water Softener System

Installing and using a water softener can help eliminate this bad smell. A water softener uses ion exchange technology to grab onto the mineral ions and remove them from the water to turn hard water into soft water. Learn More about Water Softeners.

There are also reverse osmosis and whole-house water filtration systems, among others, that can help treat bad smells in water and keep your water clean. Check out our Orlando Water Treatment services to make your water odorless, cleaner, and safer for your family.

Call Us Today!



  • Posted June 29, 2021 4:45 am

    by Simon

    Hello! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading your blog posts.
    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same subjects?
    Thank you so much!

    • Posted July 10, 2021 11:58 pm

      by Brenda Vazquez

      After rain soaks into the aquifer, the organic compounds converts to sulfur. The sulfur is what gives the water it’s nasty smell compared to rotten eggs.

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  • Posted February 15, 2022 7:56 pm

    by Lopes

    I had a terrible experience renting an apartment in Windermere and almost impossible to live there due to smell of the water . Nobody informed about that when signing my contract. I made it from abroad due to the COVID issues. So , clearly the owner “ forgot “ to mention this terrible inconvenience.

  • Posted April 3, 2022 12:27 am

    by Gesia

    I live in a new gated Community the smell of the water at times is unbareble and it makes you sick. Nouseous and like poisoned.
    This nee gatwd community is by the shores of Lake Howel in Casselberry Fla by Orlando and I wonder if they are pumping the water from the lake. The City says is putting Lyme in the water!!!!!! I never had this problem when I lived in Miami Beach my daughter lives in Lakeland Fla and is not having tbis huge problem so I am wondering if rhe owners of this gated community are doing something wrong or not using any filtering system for the eater here this is horrible and either do loundry it smells like fish when done and the stinge in the apartment is unbearable.

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