We are on well water and we have an iron filter and water softner both newer (2 years old) and we have smelly water but only the cold faucet and only for a few seconds when the cold water faucet is first turned on. Once the water runs for a few seconds the smell goes away. I have plugged the sink drain and the overflow hole to ensure I am not getting any fumes from those two sources which I was able to validate. The faucets are newer and the supply lines are newer (both 2 years old). We have had our well chlorinated one year ago which eliminated the smell but only for about 3-4 months. We have had the water softner people put chlorine into the system and let it sit for 8-12 hours which cleared up the smell but again only for 2-3 months. Any ideas on remediating this issue?
From a comment by the OP:
The shut off valves on was replaced 2 years ago as well. It smells like rotten egg. It happens in our master bathroom which my wife and I use and is the most used bathroom. The position of our bathroom places it closest to the water supply. It does not happen in the kitchen and that gets probably the most use of all the faucets in the house and is furthest from the water supply. When the well was chlorinated it did come out a medium to light grey color initially after turning our faucets back on.