Well water

@Jennlk84 (4219)
United States
August 4, 2009 9:48pm CST
My husband and I moved into a new house this past weekend and we now have well water. It's definitely taking some getting use to! I never had well water before. When we first got here the water was really bad! It smelled like eggs! haha But then our landlord shocked the system and then we had to deal with the chlorine in the water and the brown tint to our water. For the most part our water is becoming more normal each day. I just never realized the work involved with well water. I'm actually anxious to see how it goes when we do our laundry this weekend. Do any of you out there have well water? How is it different from city water? Oh and we HAD to get a Brita just to be able to drink this darn stuff! haha
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• United States
6 Aug 09
Pure well water is what I grew up on, and it was very tasty, although some well water is really gross. (The summer camp I went o as a kid had water that smelled like eggs-gross!) I am not sure what shocking the system means, but apprently it was a good thing? (Is that adding water softener, maybe?) One forwarning about well water if it is untreated....beware when washing whites as the rust in the water can make your clothes very dingy and discolored. It can also happen to your hair if you have light hair-the rust deposits build up and can make your hair a dirty reddish color. All the glory I remember from having that great well water when I was a kid....
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@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
7 Aug 09
Thanks for the warning on washing the whites. I am a little concerned about that. I am also concerned about my dyed blonde hair. lol I may be going darker while we live here!
• United States
7 Aug 09
You may have to save your white laundry for a trip in town to the laundry mat or take them to a friends place where the water is treated. But then again maybe products like Oxy Clean can do the trick too (I don't know-never really used the stuff.) I don't know if anything can preserve your hair color though.
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