Posted Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 by & filed under FAQs.

Sulfur Content in Well Water

Sulfur is not regulated as a primary drinking-water contaminant, so there is no official level of sulfur that represents a threshold between healthy and unhealthy concentrations.  Sulfur gases in water are actually a compound of sulfur, called hydrogen sulfide.  Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is sometimes present in well water. A few tenths of a milligram of hydrogen sulfide per liter can cause drinking water to have a rotten-egg odor. While unpleasant, it is not harmful to health. This unpleasant smell can be removed with a Kinetico Sulfur Guard.

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