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Fishy, musty or earthy smell.

A fishy, musty or earthy smell usually indicates harmless organic matter.  Commonly associated with surace water supplies but some private shallow wells can have this smell especially after receiving a significant amount of rain.

Always have your water tested and base any treatment on those results. Our Water Quality Interpretation Tool will aid you in your decisions.

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