My water smells like rotten eggs! Why?

In most cases, water that smells like rotten eggs is caused by the anode inside your hot water tank. Anode rods are designed to attract corrosive elements in the water, thereby diminishing corrosion in the vulnerable steel liner. The degrading of the anode and/or the chemical reaction causes a rotten egg smell. Also see our link to many hot water heater issues on the village web site at:

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