What causes taste and odor in my water?

Tastes and odor in your drinking water can have multiple causes. Seasonal changes, along with naturally occurring organic compounds in the water supply, can result in an earthy taste and odor in the water, an occurrence that is harmless and normally short-lived. On occasion, a faint smell of chlorine may be detected near aerators, in washers, showers or running water. This is because part of our job is to ensure that the amount of chlorine in the water is within the proper range so that your water is always bacteriologically safe for you and your family. Although temporary changes in taste and odor of the water are normal, if you are experiencing unusual changes in your water quality, we want to know about it. Please contact us at (817) 249-1250 to report any concerns over water quality at your home or business.For more information about the treatment process, visit the Water Operations webpage.

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1. When can I water my lawn?
2. What are backflow prevention devices?
3. Why do I sometimes see Benbrook Water Authority employees open fire hydrants?
4. What can I flush down the toilet and put down the drain?
5. How can I manage my water use?
6. What is the relationship between the City of Benbrook and Benbrook Water Authority?
7. Why do you charge for trash and recycling services?
8. How is my water meter read?
9. Where does my water come from? How is it treated?
10. What do I do if I have a sewer backup at my home?
11. What is a water main break? What do I do if there is one in my neighborhood?
12. How do I get access to Baja Beach at Benbrook Lake?
13. Why wasn’t my trash/recycling/brush/bulk items picked up on trash day?
14. What causes taste and odor in my water?
15. Why is my water cloudy?
16. Why was my water shut off without notice?
17. What are sanitary sewer overflows?