Why does this happen?
Sometimes, algae in dams can increase to the point where taste may be affected.
Seqwater closely monitors this and does its best to remove these odours in the treatment process.
Seqwater occasionally alters the direction of flow from the Northern Pipeline Interconnector, drawing water from sources that are different to the ones you’re used to. This can sometimes cause earthy tastes/smells.
Another cause may be if you have above-ground plastic pipes on your property. The plastic may break down over time and biofilm may start growing on the inside of the pipes. Your plumber will be able to inspect your pipes for you. Fill a jug, glass or container with tap water and refrigerate.
What to do:
- Add freshly squeezed lemon juice to the water.
- The water is safe to consume. If there is ever any health risk in the water supply, Unitywater will notify the public immediately.