If your water smells, you shouldn’t drink it

Is your drinking water smelling

They say water is an essential part of life. And if this is so, does it mean all water is healthy and sweet to the taste? The answer is No! The water you use for drinking or cooking may be contaminated along the way, and thus it might start tasting metallic, salty, or like rotten egg etc. To understand this, we should break it down in bits, right from when the water is pumped, all the way to when it reaches your home for consumption.

You see, water will dissolve any substance it comes into contact with. It will absorb chemicals, impurities, metals, microbes, and just about anything that comes into contact with it.


Usually, the council in charge of supplying city water will purify it at the source before pumping it through underground pipes. These pipes can last for year’s underground, plus they are not resistant to wear and tear. And in most cases, you find them placed next to sewer lines. So if this is the case, there’s no way your water will not dissolve contaminants and microbes. As a result, your water begins to taste bad, smell horrible, thus the overall quality is affected.

Why your water may taste bad despite using a Reverse Osmosis system (RO)

 An efficiently maintained RO purifier will prevent chemicals, microbes, salts and many other impurities from filtering into the water, thus your water becomes safe for consumption. However, the problem sets in when your RO system fails to work as intended. This may result in any of the following; bad taste and smell.

Metallic Taste


The RO purifier uses copper tubing in its mechanism. This has been blamed for causing metallic taste in water. Again, your water might have dissolved a high amount of solids such as sulfate, chloride, and bicarbonates, and this can also contribute to the metallic sensation in it.

Bitter Taste

Bitter Taste

Bitter taste comes as a result of high levels of carbon dioxide in water, which interferes with the level of PH in it.

Rotten egg taste and smell

Rotten egg taste and smell

 When sulfur finds its way into the water, it gives it a rotten egg taste and smell. Your RO purifier might be having damaged filters or membranes, thus letting sulfur molecules pass through and into the water. Furthermore, improper sanitation of your Reverse Osmosis equipment will give your water that taste.

Salty and sour

 When salt and other solids dissolve in water, that water automatically becomes salty. If your RO is not fully functional, it won’t entirely eliminate those particles from water.

Need for equipment change

OSMO  Benz Water Purifier

 Just like any other equipment you use, the filters and membranes of your RO purifier will deteriorate with time. That’s why you need to check and change the filters every 6 to 8 months. On the other hand, the semi permeable membrane is supposed to be replaced in 2 years. The entire RO should be serviced every 3 months.

That’s why you should consider an AMC (Annual Maintenance contract) for your RO Maintenance

Contrary to popular belief, an AMC solution can be cost-effective and even life-saving. It depends on the package you choose for your water purification needs.

The fact is, with this contract on, you can avoid lead contamination in water. Leading research reports that RO has the ability to get rid of lead in water, which is often blamed for many ailments in life today.

Furthermore, even when suffering from cancer or high blood pressure, using a highly maintained RO purifier will help you maintain the good health as recommended by your doctor. You can’t entirely forgo an AMC.

That’s why you need the services of Osmo RO Care. This is the only company that has specialized in the supply of RO systems and spare parts. The experts are highly trained and skilled on both the technical and electrical aspects of the job. They can easily identify problems with your Reverse Osmosis system before offering a solution. You cannot afford to take unclean water when such solutions are available.