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Water Odors and Discoloration

What New Hampshire Residents and Commercial Facility Managers Need to Know

Water odors presenting with or without discoloration are among the most common problems plaguing New Hampshire’s water systems. Any number of bacteria, chemicals, microorganisms, or other impurities can cause your water to give off a foul smell or turn a strange color. While some of the contaminants are harmless (though unpleasant), excessive ingestion of others may be detrimental to your health.

Typically the easiest water problem to diagnose, foul smelling water is most often the result of a reaction between anaerobic bacteria and magnesium, producing hydrogen sulfide gas that causes the classic “rotten eggs” smell. Less frequent, though no less offensive, is a smell of sewage that sometimes occurs due to bacteria buildup in the drainage systems.

Water discoloration is another relatively common issue that, depending on the color, can indicate serious, hazardous problems with your water. Reference the following colors and causes:

  • Reddish or Orange-Brown Water: Rust in your water.
  • Green Water: Algae growing in your water supply.
  • Black Water: Possible issues with mold in your water systems.
  • Greenish-Blue Water: Problems with copper plumbing or brass fittings.

Capital Well Clean Water Center Can Help

As a certified installer of Evolve's state-of-the-art water treatment systems, our team can help deliver residential and commercial customers across New Hampshire the cleanest, purest water possible. And with over 30 years’ experience providing trusted, reliable water services to New Hampshire and beyond, the team at Capital Well Clean Water Center can ensure you're in good hands.

Eliminate Water Odors and Discoloration Today!

Call (800) 924-1192 today and let the professionals at Capital Well Clean Water Center help your water run clear and clean!

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What Our Clients Say

  • David G. Andreasan

    Capital Well, Thank you very much for your expertise. From project manager sales, great office staff, and great workmanship. All your workers are something to be verey proud of! They seem to be all part of your family. I am very happy and very satisfied. I am extremely impressed.
  • George Craggy

    Jonathan, I wanted to drop a couple of lines to tell you how satisfied and happy that I chose Capital Well Co. for my water needs. From your lead man Steve to your drill people, your plumbing guy and your guy on the back hoe. Everyone that cast a shadow on my door threshold were polite, professional and willing to take the time to explain and answer my questions; which were many . Jon, it was my pleasure to meet you today and pleased that you came by for a follow up visit and explain how the heater works. SO...if I get a chance to tell everyone that needs a new well, I definitely will. It is apparent there is no "I" in your team . Thank you everyone.
  • Richard Meaney

    Mr. Swain, Thank you so much for the service Capital Well provided at my home today. I left a message with you at the behest of Ed Monty. I received a prompt phone call from Greg to arrange for a service call and to discuss what might need to be done. Promptly at (actually a few minutes before) the scheduled time, Bobby showed up to perform the service. Bobby was excellent at explaining the service, why some things were needed and how the well and pump worked, and answered all of my questions to my satisfaction. All in all, this was a very positive experience for us. Thanks to you and the people at Capital Well for prompt, courteous, and efficient service.
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About Capital Well

Capital Well Clean Water Center has been part of the New Hampshire community since its founding in 1986. Clean, pure water is something that's important to all of us, so we offer a wide range of products to deliver clean water to families. We know that pure water plays a big role in your family's comfort. learn more..

Where We Are

Dunbarton Office
150 Concord Stage Road
Dunbarton, NH 03046
603-774-6155

Lancaster Office
234 Summer Street
Lancaster, NH 03584
603-788-5550