You may not notice, but every water supply has its own distinct taste due to its chemical composition.
This is why you may notice a difference when you travel to a different area of the country. Taste problems in water come partly from salts and the presence of specific metals such as iron, copper, manganese and zinc.
The difference can be more noticeable depending on the hardness of your water. Some people are also more sensitive to tastes and odours than others, which means that some may notice a slight taste which others may not.
Usually, your water tasting or smelling different to normal is nothing to worry about – but if your water's taste of smell suddenly becomes much stronger or unpleasant, please call our emergency phone number and a Water Quality Adviser will call you back within 24 hours to discuss the issue further:
0330 303 0368
If you think your water supply is making you ill, we strongly recommend you speak to your doctor to determine what is causing the issue.
Why your water might taste or smell different