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Help! My Water Smells Like Rotten Eggs!

Suffering with Sulfur in Your New Hampshire Water Systems?

If your water smells like rotten eggs, your well may be among the estimated 5-10 percent of New Hampshire systems that contain objectionable levels of hydrogen sulfide. Though not hazardous to health from either ingestion or washing, the certainly unpleasant stench may make it difficult to stomach drinking water or even to take a shower or wash dishes.

Most commonly found in bedrock wells, hydrogen sulfide can, however, cause other issues. Over time, buildup of the chemical may speed up wear and tear in pipes, pumps, and fixtures.

Hydrogen sulfide is typically formed as a byproduct of organic material decomposition, or by chemical reaction of soil and bedrock minerals that contain sulfur, a non-metallic chemical element that often also gives off a foul odor of rotten eggs. Hydrogen sulfide is only one of many byproducts that may be produced as a result of these chemical reactions, so a thorough water test is often recommended if any foul odor or taste is present in your water.

There are several options for removal of these contaminants, including aeration, oxidation, and adsorption. Which process is right for you?

Capital Well Clean Water Center Can Help

As a certified installer of Evolve's state-of-the-art water treatment systems, our team helps deliver residential and commercial customers across New Hampshire the cleanest, purest water possible. Evolves systems are designed to treat excessive amounts of hydrogen sulfide, as well as other contaminants that may be present in your water. Let our professionals show you which water treatment system is right for your particular situation.

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.

Test for Hydrogen Sulfide in Your Water!

The presence of hydrogen sulfide or sulfur bacteria in your water can not only cause unpleasant smells, it can also cause expensive damage to steel, iron, or copper pipes, pumps, and fixtures. 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..

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Dunbarton Office
150 Concord Stage Road
Dunbarton, NH 03046

Lancaster Office
234 Summer Street
Lancaster, NH 03584