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Why Does My Tap Water Taste Like Dirt? 

Christina Liu @ Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 7:45 pm -0400
Reports that drinking water tastes "earthy" or like "dirt" has become more frequent, especially in areas affected by drought and with significantly reduced surface water levels. This is most commonly caused by geosmin, a chemical that's not toxic or harmful at levels in drinking water, but causing an unpleasant taste. Click to learn more.