If you’re like most people, the quality of your drinking water usually isn’t top-of-mind when thinking about home improvement projects. However, clean water is essential to your health and wellbeing. According to USA Today, nearly 63 million Americans are exposed to unsafe drinking water. Here are the top 8 warning signs your water quality is unsafe.


Have you ever poured yourself a glass of water to find the water to be cloudy? This is a tell-tale sign that your drinking water isn’t safe for consumption. Drinking water should always be clear.


Suspended solids, sand, and other sediment can not only damage plumbing fixtures, but it can also impact the quality of your water. If you notice your water appears murky or muddy, it tastes or smells earthy, or your water-using appliances have been damaged, it could be due to sediment build-up.

Unusual Taste

Pure water doesn’t contain compounds that elicit a taste – that’s why we often deem it “tasteless”. If you drink water that has a fishy, oily, bitter, or metallic taste, that’s usually an indication of poor water quality.

Sulfur Scent

Does your tap water smell like rotten eggs? If so, then it’s likely due to sulfur. Since it occurs naturally in the ground, it’s actually quite normal for traces of it to end up in your underground water supply. While small traces of sulfur aren’t harmful to your health, large traces can be.

Chlorine Scent

Your drinking water shouldn’t smell like a swimming pool. However, if it does, it’s probably because chlorine has been added to public water supplies to remove bacteria or harmful microorganisms. While it’s not typically found in dangerous amounts, it can make for a very unappetizing glass of water.

Low Water Pressure

Have you noticed your faucets running slower than usual lately? Maybe your showerhead has less water pressure than normal. Often, this could mean your pipes are clogged and corroded. This clogging could be due to scale and sediment that has built up in your pipes over time. This sediment can end up in your water and impact your water quality.


If your tap water has any discoloration or tint, such as yellow or brown-colored water, it could be due to rust or iron build up in your plumbing system. Water should always be clear and should never have any color to it. If your water is discolored, you can be confident it’s unsafe for consumption.

Oily Film

If there is an oily film atop of standing water in your sink, tubs, or toilets, this could mean that oil or grease have made it into your water supply.

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