Smell of Oil or Gas in Drinking Water
Smell of Oil or Gas
The smell of oil or gas in your drinking water can come from a few different sources and really needs to be tested:
- Volatile Organic Compounds are compounds that are found in commercial, industrial and residential products including fuel oils, gasoline, solvents, cleaners, paints, inks, dyes, refrigerants and pesticides. They are considered a PRIMARY HEALTH STANDARD and are considered toxic to humans.
- Methane Gas, although unusual, can be found in areas where gas and oil wells are common. Methane is objectionable in drinking water because of flammability. It generally does not have an odor unless the water also contains hydrogen sulfide, which makes it difficult to detect.
FIND OUT IF YOUR DRINKING WATER IS SAFE
If you think you notice a smell of oil or gas in your drinking water, contact one of our specialists for advice.
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