As the seasons change, people in Missouri (including in the Ozarks) may notice that their tap water smell has changed or tastes different. In fact, KC Water has offered some clarity as to why your tap water may have changed as we delve into spring.
“Seasonal changes such as rain, temperature, river water levels, and even runoff from melting snow can change the characteristics of the water in the Missouri River, the source of Kansas City’s drinking water,” KC Water said. “Operational changes made to adjust to changing river conditions can also affect the taste and odor of tap water.”
“KC Water performs continuous monitoring and extensive laboratory testing of the drinking water that is supplied throughout Kansas City to ensure that safe water is delivered to customers,” they said. “KC Water meets or exceeds all state and federal drinking water safety requirements, as well as the high water quality standards established by KC Water on behalf of our customers.”
Reasons Why Your Tap Water Smell has Changed or Tastes Different
Even with KC Water explaining in detail why your tap water smell has shifted, here are some other common reasons these changes may take place:
If you notice a sudden increase in the taste or smell of chlorine in your water, it could be due to the growth of bacteria in wells.
There could be a break in a water main. This is a more serious cause of change in water quality because it can allow dangerous pathogens and bacteria to get into the city’s water supply.
Treatment plants may increase the amount of chloramine as their primary disinfectant and may switch between chloramine and chlorine-only as a quality control measure.
Heavy rains can impact wells as well as city water facilities.
Algae blooms are seasonal and can also impact the quality of your tap water.
How Can You Protect Your Water From Sudden Changes in Quality?
Honestly, if you are living off tap water, the best thing you can do is install a water purification system. A whole home filtration system can do a great job at removing any extra contaminants that may be in your water. With this extra layer of protection, your water quality will remain mostly unaffected by changing conditions!
If you live in the Ozarks and would like to see what other kinds of water purification system works best for your home and your needs, get yourself a complementary hassle-free quote and give us a call! We will have one of our techs come out and provide you with a free quote. Our phone numbers are (417) 881-4000 for the Springfield/Branson area and Lake of the Ozarks area/Central Missouri (573) 692-4009.
About Aquasani Water Purification Systems & Filter Maintenance
Aquasani is an authorized dealer for Rainsoft, WaterLogic, & JavaSmart. Based in Springfield, Mo., and at Lake of the Ozarks / Osage Beach in Missouri, Aquasani services areas in the Ozarks including Osage Beach, Joplin, Camdenton, Aurora and even Jefferson City. In essence, we service Mid-Missouri, Southwest Missouri, and Northwest Arkansas, and have been servicing these areas since 2004. We provide home water softener systems, drinking water filtration systems, whole-house air purification systems, and problem-solving water filtration systems for homes and offices. We also service other water softeners like Culligan, Sterling, Hydroquad, Pro-Series, and Whirlpool to name a few!
Aside from our purification systems, we also sell all-natural cleaning products and household items which are environmentally friendly and low-cost.
We specialize in both air and water filtration and purification for commercial businesses and residential homes. If that isn’t enough, we provide free trials for our water cooler services. If you would like a free estimate, schedule an appointment with us by calling (417) 881-4000 or (573) 692-4009 if you are in the Lake of the Ozarks area.
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