Common water issues

Why does my water have a musty/earthy taste?

Bundaberg Regional Council water supplies often have a slight "musty" or "earthy" taste. This is related to algae and other microorganisms in the raw water supply sources. These tastes and odours are more common during the hotter months of the year.

The compounds causing the odours do not affect the safety of the water, but can give a distinct taste at extremely low levels. The taste may be less pronounced in cold water and adding lemon juice may also help.

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