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Why does my water taste or smell metallic?

A metallic taste to your water is most likely due to a reaction between the water and pipework in your plumbing system. This may be particularly noticeable when the water has been standing in the pipework for some hours.

Advice Flushing your taps for 2-3 minutes should help to clear this water, improving the taste.

Boiling water more than once may also make the metallic taste more apparent, so use fresh water each time you boil the kettle.

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