Why does my water smell like rotten eggs?

Once in a great while, your water may have a “rotten egg” odor. This odor is caused by hydrogen sulfide gas. The odor is unpleasant, but the gas is not usually harmful at the low concentrations that occur in household water systems. For advice on how to get rid of the odor, please contact City Engineer Jesse Farrell by email or at 651-204-6050.

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1. Why does the City flush hydrants?
2. When does the City flush hydrants?
3. Why is my water discolored?
4. What should I do if my water is discolored?
5. Is the City wasting water when it flushes hydrants?
6. Why does my water smell like rotten eggs?