If you have tap water that smells like rotten eggs or tastes bad, you’re not alone. The same is true of cloudy tap water or getting yellow water from your tap. The quality of tap water varies from location to location and can change over time.
This is surprising to many people. We assume that our tap water is closely monitored for quality and consistency and that there are drinking water standards in place to ensure that the water from our tap tastes good and has no odor. However, at the same time, we know from our experience and, sadly, from news reports about serious public water contamination, that the water supplied to a home or business through municipal systems varies widely.