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The rotten egg smell is Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), a naturally occurring gas. If you smell it, it is there. Your sense of smell can detect H2S at very low levels, lower then the detection limit of our test. Additionally, there is a charge to analyze for H2S.
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The water hardness within Pasco County’s potable water system typically has a range of 12 – 15 Grains per Gallon (GPG) or 205 -257 Milligrams per Liter (mg/l). Similar to many of Florida water sources, it is considered hard.
Pasco County Utilities public water systems meet and exceeds all water quality parameters set forth by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and other regulatory agencies.
In short, water conditioning units can be useful, but do require some additional maintenance and upkeep from the consumer.
If you are on a different system (pay your water bill to another utility) than you should check with them first to see if they have data available. If they don’t or if you are on a private well have your water tested here at the laboratory. There is a charge for hardness analysis.
The following questions will be asked prior to testing:
Testing varies in cost depending on the analysis being done. Please be clear on why you are testing and for what.