Article | February 22, 2011

Taste and Odor Compounds in Drinking Water (Fact Sheet)

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The primary sources of taste and odor problems in drinking water are algae and bacteria. However, other anthropogenic sources such as wastewater discharges and chemical spills also act as sources of chemicals that cause off tastes and odors. Such chemicals can affect both groundwater and surface water.