York Works on Smelly Water
YORK (AP) - The city of York plans to have the rotten egg smell removed from water coming out of the city's new well field. Complaints have flowed into city offices since the new well water was added to the city system. Officials say the smell is caused by naturally occurring bacteria feeding on the naturally occurring sulfate in the water. This process creates a gas that evaporates quickly from the water, producing the odor. Earlier efforts to remove the smell didn't work, so the city stopped using the stinky water. Now the council intends to hire Utility Service Group to treat the four wells. The work will include cleaning, inspections and testing and will begin Nov. 1.