The people I was with and I use well water which means our water type is pumped from the ground. The water is usually chock full of minerals plus is nasty. It ruins my tub surround, corrodes my fixtures plus ruins our hair. The hard water also can not be clogged by any water softeners or water cleaning items. It ruins all superb things in the plumbing world. Well recently my hard water managed to wreck our tepid water. I was doing plates plus I observed that there was a terrible rotten egg smell, but every time I went to use the water the odor wafted through the air. It was so horrible that I could not sit to clean dishes. I also did not want to shower in that icky smell either. My family has had this happen before plus I knew what I had to do to deal with the issue. The issue is that the tepid water tank has a part called an anode rod. The rod is what stores the minerals plus horrible things in my hard water. It is essentially a piece that is used to scrub water. Well my water is so awful that the anode rod catches so many minerals plus clogs up. Then the water gets icky plus smells appreciate eggs. I did not need to call a plumber or a plumbing supplier. My hubby has gotten out so many anode rods that he knew what to do, next the people I was with and I had to set blench down our pipes to scrub it out.