Good Lord, have you smelled the irrigation water lately?

Good Lord, have you smelled the irrigation water lately?

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Good Lord, have you smelled the irrigation water lately?
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:36 PM
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Default Good Lord, have you smelled the irrigation water lately?

Always foul, but are they using straight sewage now?
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:47 PM
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I was working with ours this morning and no odor.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:53 PM
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Depends on where you live and how long it's been since you last turned it on or how many people flush at once. Some areas use potable water some not. Ours NOT. We have the "sewer-poop-like" water here (Amelia). It's gross. When I get sprayed by it I have to take a shower. I find it's at it's worse when you haven't watered in a while.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:52 PM
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OMG. Yuk!!

Have you called anyone about it?
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:32 PM
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OMG. Yuk!!

Have you called anyone about it?
No need to. Bacteria grows in warm moist places and that stinks. Just run your sprinklers regularly and flush them out.
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It doesn't taste any worse!
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:26 AM
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No need to. Bacteria grows in warm moist places and that stinks. Just run your sprinklers regularly and flush them out.
The OP said "always foul."
Always foul is not bacteria and the "always" indicates that the OP does run his sprinklers.

They have a problem beyond bacteria.
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:58 AM
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In case you are wondering, treated wastewater is not used for residential irrigation in The Villages. It is, however, used for golf course irrigation.

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The OP said "always foul."
Always foul is not bacteria and the "always" indicates that the OP does run his sprinklers.

They have a problem beyond bacteria.
When it is very hot, water that lays inside our sprinkler system smells very yucky until that water sprays out and is replaced with

A. The water from the same system used inside the home if one lives North of 466. OR.

B. The water from the network of drainage ponds used for irrigation and flood control on the South side of 466.

The grass and flowers do not seem to mind it. All bacteria does not harm. Some bacteria is stinky. Viruses are in the news, get vaccinated now against Herpes Zoster.
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:54 AM
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The OP said "always foul."
Always foul is not bacteria and the "always" indicates that the OP does run his sprinklers.

They have a problem beyond bacteria.
"Always" is kinda like "a million cars daily" over the Morse Blvd bridge.
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