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Why does my water smell/taste of petrol/diesel?

A change of smell or taste in your water could be caused by a number of things

If you notice a smell or taste in your water which is like diesel or petrol, there's a quick check you can do to work out where it's coming from.

Pour a glass or water from the tap you've noticed the smell or taste from. Take this into another room if possible, or as far away from the tap itself. If the smell or taste disappears, this could mean there is a problem with the drain near the tap, it may not be connected properly.

If the smell is still there it could be because there are petrochemicals around the area of your water pipes. You should check for any fuel leaks on your driveway or on the road near your property.

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