Taste & Odor Data

Taste and odor issues with drinking water stem from the presence of the organic compounds known as MIB or geosmin. These two compounds are not harmful to human health. Rather, the presence of MIB and geosmin negatively affect the drinking water's aesthetics (geosmin causes an earthy smell, while MIB causes a musty taste). Tests are performed for MIB and geosmin on a random/periodic basis as determined by customer complaints.

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Author Michael Chase
Maintainer Michael Chase
Last Updated December 10, 2018, 09:12 (EST)
Created November 23, 2016, 12:45 (EST)