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1811 N. Division St., Morris, IL 60450
Call: (815) 701-9925

Residential Commercial Industrial

Get In Touch Today!

1811 N. Division St., Morris, IL 60450
Call: (815) 701-9925
Our offices are still open for service, installs and deliveries during COVID-19.

What is Causing My Smelly Water?

 

And How Do I Fix It?

Rotten egg smell in your drinking water is usually one of two culprits: Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) or Sulfates

 

H2S is a mineral released from the earth that finds its way into groundwater.

Sulfates are sulfur-containing compounds found in nature that bacteria can turn into H2S.

H2S in gas form is quite dangerous, however, when dissolved in water it is less so, but it still poses health risks. 

So how does it get in your water? It is often there naturally. If you are on city water, an attempt has been made to reduce it to “not unhealthy” levels. 

If you are on well water, it’s especially common in wells located near shale, sandstone, coal, peat, or oil, like those in the Morris, Coal City, Diamond, & Minooka areas of IL.

Occasionally, a rotten-egg smell in your water could also be associated with sewage contamination or with  bacteria in your water heater…

The most important thing to note is that it is ALWAYS worthwhile to get your water tested if you have smelly water. H2S in higher concentrations poses immediate risks including nausea, vomiting, and potentially serious health effects in the long term.

Danger H2S sign

So how do you fix water that smells like sulfur?

 

The first step is to figure out what is actually causing the smell. That usually involves a water test.

Next, once you know the cause, then you can move on to removing the contaminants, which, with H2S, isn’t usually as simple as adding in a filter.

This is where it becomes useful to have professional help. For Northeast Illinois, Great Water USA will do free water testing to determine the source of the smell.

With those test results, we can tell you exactly what you’ll need to fix the problem. We have plenty of experience with the local water and we know what works.

After that, there’s no obligation to purchase equipment from us. Our goal is to provide you the information you need to make the best decision for your family. 

To find out what’s in your water with Free Water Testing,

Call us at (815) 701-9925

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Jacob Alcaraz
Jacob Alcaraz
11:08 18 May 21
Some of the most professional people I've dealt with.
Katie Leasure
Katie Leasure
19:42 07 Apr 21
Great Water lives up to their name! Their delivery man... especially, Kevin. He is very polite, will strike a conversation with you and be on his way. He and Great Water are one of the better delivery service providers out there.read more
Nikki Lorentz
Nikki Lorentz
20:36 31 Mar 21
Great service Kevin is always very nice and professional... when coming to our salonread more
Jessica Lubic
Jessica Lubic
20:32 31 Mar 21
Kevin is a great service rep and always makes sure our... office hydration needs are taken care of 🙂read more
Sherry Doyle
Sherry Doyle
15:34 24 Mar 21
Excellent customer service
Rachel Milton
Rachel Milton
20:07 08 Mar 21
Great service and good tasting water. Kevin is always very... polite and helpful when delivering our water.read more
Kylie Beckstrom
Kylie Beckstrom
18:47 08 Mar 21
We LOVE our delivery driver Kevin! He does a great job!
Katie Cravens
Katie Cravens
15:59 08 Mar 21
Great Customer Service, friendly delivery always by Kevin.... Keep up the good work.read more
Raime Ann Vandermyde
Raime Ann Vandermyde
14:07 05 Jul 20
Best tasting water in the area! I drink at least a gallon a... day and I have filled up at all the different places from Morris through Wilmington and up to Joliet and beyond. Whatever Great Water does to purify, it works best!read more
Jeffrey Manola
Jeffrey Manola
19:04 12 May 20
Excellent customer service. Have used Great Water a few... times and have never had any problems.read more
ADAM HENDERSON
ADAM HENDERSON
14:01 27 Jan 20
Prices are pretty good
John Ferguson
John Ferguson
20:53 25 Dec 19
Steve from Great Water, ECO in Morris Il showed up on... Christmas day to give us the ultimate in service, Highly recommend him and his company to allread more
Mauricio Reyes
Mauricio Reyes
22:34 16 Aug 19
Water taste natural I love it.
Provisions Farm
Provisions Farm
14:29 09 Aug 19
Best tasting water in the county!! Don't waste your time... anywhere elseread more
MichaelH
MichaelH
22:04 03 Jul 19
We have rented a softner and had our salt delivered for... years. Great company to do business with.read more
Reba Basso
Reba Basso
21:15 03 Jul 19
We have a water softener and an H2O2 system for our water.... We've always had good response and great customer service with Great Water.read more
Steve Meyer
Steve Meyer
19:08 28 May 19
Love getting our water from Great Water. They provide... prompt delivery and excellent customer service. Whenever we need to make a change, they are right on it. Plus no hidden fees like the "other guys" like to charge.read more
Eldrick LOFTON
Eldrick LOFTON
18:48 22 Apr 19
Have used their services off and on since renting water... softener equipment in 1996. Recently I bought a water cooler with regular water delivery. When Mike delivers, he always asks if I need him to lift the 5 gal. bottle on. On a good day I can manage but there are times when I truly appreciate his thoughtfulness. Great company, Great people.read more
Richard Haehnlein
Richard Haehnlein
16:12 18 Apr 19
Very prompt and spot on service. Would tell and have told... people to call and use them for their systemsread more
Mark
Mark
21:54 26 Mar 19
Great service and system installation. A+
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