Smelly dirty tasting water

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Kansas City, MO

#1 Dec 12, 2012
My water has been stinky and tastes dirty the last two days. Anyone know whats going on?

Waterloo, IL

#2 Dec 12, 2012
Low water! Duh!

Waterloo, IL

#3 Dec 13, 2012

Columbia, IL

#4 Dec 13, 2012
they mentioned it on the news, too. it's because of the low water. i haven't noticed a different taste.

Saint Louis, MO

#5 Dec 13, 2012
I love stinky toilet water.
yucky water here too

Columbia, IL

#6 Dec 13, 2012
I've noticed the awful taste. The news said it was still healthy to drink.. but what is in the water if it makes it taste so awful!?
Has anyone else had any health issues in the last month or so? I know this sounds gross and crazy, but several members of my family have all gotten bladder infections. Too many of us actually. It may be completely unrelated, or maybe not. Who knows.
We're switching to bottled water (or a fliter of some sort to save the polution of bottles)

Montgomery, AL

#7 Dec 13, 2012
Well I do know that your not suppose to drink your bath water after you bathe.

Seriously, my wife and kids have had GI problems in the last two weeks from the water. I always drink filtered water, but they sometimes drink from the tap. Gave em the runs.

Waterloo, IL

#8 Dec 15, 2012
The smell of chlorine in the water this morning is very strong.

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Dec 15, 2012
The water tastes and smells like mold and dirt. It isn't any better today and I am too drinking bottled water because of it. I wonder if we should be boiling it?

Waterloo, IL

#10 Dec 15, 2012
This is an issue, and the post above nailed it. It really does taste moldy and earthy. What's the real deal on this?

I'd love to get back to regular water, as it tastes good when everything is normal.

Definitely buying bottled water right now.

Columbia, IL

#11 Dec 17, 2012
Waterloo tastes the same. Noticed it on Friday at u-gas with the fountain soda. Mcdonalds too.
Rain soft

Columbia, IL

#12 Dec 17, 2012
Call a rep. He'll show u difference and I've had rain soft for 5 years at least. Worth investment tast so much better

Waterloo, IL

#13 Dec 20, 2012
Muddy water
smelly water

Collinsville, IL

#14 Dec 28, 2012
when i wash my clothes and open the lid the water stinks so bad and after the towels get wet after using them they stink. Keep forgetting to call the water company to complain.

Waterloo, IL

#15 Dec 28, 2012
Monroe county water is always hard. If you desire good tasting, non-fouling water, get a water softener, and a simple charcoal filter. We have a whole house softener and a kitchen filter and our water is acceptable.

Saint Louis, MO

#16 Jan 1, 2013
I have never needed a water sofetener before nor do I plan to buy one now. My water has never smelled like this or tasted like this before so I don't understand why we should have to endure it now. I still pay for this water and now I am having to pay for more housed in a plastic bottle. Stupid.

Saint Louis, MO

#17 Jan 2, 2013
The tap water at our house smells like fish water. Seriously! It smells very similiar to the water in the fish aquarium when we change it out. I notice this when I drink it, I notice it when I shower. It really sucks!
down the drain

Saint Louis, MO

#18 Jan 2, 2013
The toilet smelled better BEFORE I flushed it.
cracks me up

Edwardsville, IL

#19 Jan 2, 2013
down the drain wrote:
The toilet smelled better BEFORE I flushed it.
That's funny!!

Millstadt, IL

#21 Jan 3, 2013
Water smells and tastes better but still have the runs for two weeks now ??? Anyone else with this problem.

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