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Re: Hot water stink
We've occasionally had to deal w/ sulphur-smelling water, too, but I don't think it's related to bacteria. A cheap whole-house water filter w/ charcoal cartridges works fine for us. Another source of that smell, especially in hot water lines, is a corroded or used-up sacrificial anode rod in your hot water tank. If you're in an area with hard water, change your rod every year or so.
Denise, you mentioned you have a new HWH, so that anode rod may not be your problem... unless by "new" you mean "in the past few years." If that's the case, you could try changing the rod.
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