Drinking water carried through plastic piping takes on odors described as “waxy plastic citrus,” “fruity” and “burning plastic” according to Virginia Tech, which recently investigated how plumbing materials affect the odor of water. Since most people expect their drinking water to have little or no flavour, any taste and odor present can be “highly noticeable,” VT said.
However, researchers uncovered that any odors usually only lasted for about two months, and disappeared sooner if water usage was high.
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