This question goes out to all those that have a well on your property. This is the first house that we have lived in that has a well and we are struggling with sulfur stinky water. We tried oxidizing the water using the calcium hyperchlorite pellets. With a carbon filter.This worked well for a while, but the pellet feeder would get encrusted with deposits and was difficult to clean. So then hubby put in an inline liquid chlorinator, but the pressure was too high for it too work properly. We have the well pump and a blue pressure tank. I am open to suggestions. It is driving me nuts. When the well pump was first installed the water was good until the big rains from Isaac.
I've had well water almost all my life. We had a brief apartment stint on city water but moved back to wells as soon as we could.
Our old well had a steel casing, and the casing had rusted. If the house sat empty, even as briefly as a week or so for vacation, the naturally occurring iron eating bacteria in the water will emit sulphur compounds.
What we found worked was to add a pint of bleach to the hot water heater at the inlet, then let sit overnight without running the water. Drain off a little from the bottom of the tank, then use the water as normal.
We had to replace the well last year this time. The new well has a PVC casing, and we haven't had rust stains or odors since.
Edited by WalnutHill - 11/19/15 at 6:18pm