Is It Bad to Drink Sulfur Water?

When you turn on your shower, are you greeted with crisp, odor-free water or does it smell like your showerhead might as well be spouting out rotten eggs?

A simple explanation for that would be that sulfur is present is your water supply. While you may already be concerned over whether or not that ill-odored water is smart to shower in, you may also wonder if it’s bad to drink sulfur water.  Well, it can be.

What is in Sulfur Water?

Sulfur water is caused by hydrogen sulfur gas being present in your water supply.

The gas typically enters the water a few ways:

  • Soil and rocks that contain sulfur decay, and the matter seeps into the water supply.
  • Sulfate-reducing bacteria convert compounds into hydrogen sulfide gas.
  • Your water heater produces the gas.

The Benefits of Sulfur

Many foods you eat every day actually contain small amounts of sulfur that can actually be beneficial for your everyday nutrition, improving the quality of your hair, skin, and connective tissue.

The Issue With Sulfur Water

While you likely won’t have too high of levels of sulfur in the foods you’re eating, you could have higher sulfur levels in your home water supply. If you can make it past the smell and drink said water, you could experience diarrhea and eventual dehydration. While your body may be able to adapt to the water after a while, we doubt you want to deal with those effects to begin with.

How to Get Rid of Sulfur in Drinking Water

Since you can’t exactly change the kind of water your home is supplied, the best way to rid yourself of sulfur in your drinking water is to install a water filtration system.

At Aquarius Water Conditioning, we can perform a free water analysis and install a water filtration system best suited for your home’s needs. For the best drinking water in Minnesota and Wisconsin, give us a call at 888-741-9025.

Laura Schara

Kinetico is an essential part of my home because I care about my health.  Kinetico K5 drinking system removes 99% of contaminants, including chlorine, out of my drinking water.  Not only can I taste the difference, but I feel good knowing that I am only consuming clean pure water.  When you have kinetico, less plastic water bottles are used, which is beneficial to our environment.  

Laura Schara

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