Is the water from your tap pungent? The presence of iron bacteria in water does not only damage water pipes and equipment, but also leads to the water turning pungent. Iron bacteria enable the growth of sulphate-reducing bacteria in your well. The sulphate-reducing bacteria produce hydrogen sulphide which results in a “rotten egg” or sulphur odour in the water. The lack of oxygen in the well can cause this odour as well. Steelhead Ventures Ltd. in Cochrane can provide shock chlorination treatments for your wells in order to make sure you have fresh water.
Shock chlorination treatment involves the ejection of superchlorinated water into your well. The chlorine is concentrated enough to kill iron and sulphate-reducing bacteria. With a few treatments, your water will be free of odour and harmful bacteria. Call the team at Steelhead Ventures Ltd. today to clean up your water source.