Why does sprinkler water at times smell like rotten eggs in Kings Point

Oct 14, 2013 - Wood Stork standing on one foot by pond off of 674 in Sun City Center
Wood Stork standing on one foot by pond off of 674 in Sun City Center

QUESTION: What makes the sprinkler water (well water) in Kings Point smell like rotten eggs at times?

ANSWER:  When water (mainly well water) comes in contact with organic materials, or minerals such as pyrite, a chemical reaction produces hydrogen sulfide hence the smell of rotten eggs.

In 2013 the Lithia Water Plant addressed this problem with our tap water by installing a hydrogen sulfide removal treatment facility that removes the smelly chemical from well water (aquifers and ground water).

After treatment, the water, free of hydrogen sulfide, is then piped into homes in Sun City Center.

One Reply to “Why does sprinkler water at times smell like rotten eggs in Kings Point”

  1. Will effect my asthma because I’m not a plumber helper I was making rubber stamps with a windows 95 Computer inside the Stinky Water sprinkler tester of water system room inside VASDHS and I two dresses where completely destroyed plus I had a breathing & Hearing Aids, Ear infections.

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