You turn on the faucet to get a glass of water, and notice an unusual smell. You’re not sure what it is, but it can’t be the water, right? But when you take a sip, you realize it is the water, and it doesn’t just stink—it tastes bad too. What do you do? You start calling your local municipal water manager and complain about the taste and odor, and so does everyone else in your city. Soon, the problem hits the news and city officials are scrambling to identify and solve the issue.

Most taste and odor concerns aren’t dangerous or anything like the lead drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan. But bad-tasting and foul-smelling water are major problems for municipal water managers—and they can be solved quickly and easily by ATS.

Flavor and Stink

No one wants to drink bad-tasting or foul-smelling water, no matter if it’s safe or not. Your customers want clean drinking water that doesn’t have a taste or smell.
An earthy or moldy flavor or smell can indicate an algal bloom at the source. The water’s treated, so it’s safe, but the smell and taste may remain. A sulfur scent could be from bacteria or hydrogen sulfide. That’s also safe to drink, but it could damage plumbing. And who wants to drink water that smells like rotten eggs?

Customers expect the water that comes out of their faucets to smell and taste like water. Plain water shouldn’t have a flavor or a smell.

Taste and Odor Problems Solved

Nothing gets water drinkers on the phone faster than stinky, gross water. And nothing gets municipal water managers’ attention faster than unhappy water users.

When managers start getting those calls, they need to get ATS.

The ATS experts will do a detailed analysis of the water plant and figure out exactly what’s causing the taste and odor concerns. ATS has specialty-blended chemistry for every water situation. So once the team pinpoints the problem, they’ll start applying the solution to give your customers clean drinking water without a scent or taste.

The application will quickly, easily and economically solve the issue. And water users will go back to getting clear, smell-free and tasteless water. And the water plant will be a customer for life.

Stinky, bad-tasting water isn’t always dangerous, but it’s always a problem for municipal water managers. ATS’s cost-effective solutions can fix the problem quickly and easily.

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