close
    why does my well water smell fishy?

    I have hard water.. over the past few months I swerar it smells fishy.. It is a 350 ft well.

    +3  Views: 2200 Answers: 5 Posted: 3 years ago

    5 Answers

    Check your well. Growing up, we had a well and one time an animal had gotten into it somehow and died. Our water smelled bad because if it. We never figured out how the animal got in there. 

    Do you have fish in it? Some people keep turtles in them.

    Jenn

    No.. it is a closed well. A pipe with a pump attached... No actual hole.

    Dump a gallon of chlorine (bleach) down the well and see if that don't help, let it set overnight, pump it till the smell of bleach is gone.

    Jenn

    It is a closed well... Just a pipe with a pump attached... There is now way to get into it. I am wondering id it could be sulfer.. But i would think that would smell like eggs...
    Headless Man

    Even a closed well can be open, it may take some tools you don't have but it has to have a way so if you need to pull the pump.
    I had a well like this that had sulfur and it did smell like eggs, if the walter had sat overnight.
    Jenn

    Yes, i can remove the pump housing, but it is still just a pipe.. No open hole. Just one 3.25 inch pipe.
    Headless Man

    If you don't think it's sulfur, dump the bleach in the 3.25" pipe it is a good thing to sanitize the well every few years anyway.
    The open hole will be at the bottom of the 3.25" casing.

    sometimes city water smells fishy too. or like chlorine

    " Most likely a bacteria growth or a type of organism is cause-in that fishy smell." 

    Jenn

    Eeekkk that is what i was scared of. Type to get a better filter and water softener.


    Top contributors in Uncategorized category

     
    Colleen
    Answers: 47754 / Questions: 114
    Karma: 952K
     
    ROMOS
    Answers: 16811 / Questions: 119
    Karma: 948K
     
    country bumpkin
    Answers: 8944 / Questions: 67
    Karma: 631K
     
    jhharlan
    Answers: 8716 / Questions: 211
    Karma: 568K
    > Top contributors chart

    Unanswered Questions

    i can not open my e mails account
    Answers: 0 Views: 27 Rating: 0
    Where can I download GMDH Shell?
    Answers: 0 Views: 85 Rating: 0
    Download BlackBerry Smartphone Simulators (8900)?
    Answers: 0 Views: 103 Rating: 0
    Download RingAsia?
    Answers: 0 Views: 100 Rating: 0
    Looking to install MSGTAG?
    Answers: 0 Views: 85 Rating: 0
    How do I run Netviewer Meet?
    Answers: 0 Views: 96 Rating: 0
    > More questions...
    434024
    questions
    669206
    answers
    430163
    users