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3 Tips To Help Deal With Dirty Or Tinted Water Coming From Your Well

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Having a well can be a great convenience, giving you water you need without using a local water service. It may even be the only choice you have to get water to your home. A well should provide you with clean water, but things like problems with well equipment and basic maintenance needs of your well system may cause the water to become cloudy, dirty or tinted. Here are some tips to help you deal with the discoloration of water from your well.

1. Allow Water To Flow To Remove Sediment With New Wells

When you have a new well drilled, the water is not going to be clean from the start. Once the casing is installed, the well is usually flushed to get any sediments out of the bottom of the well. This takes care of any contamination in the well, but it may not address the plumbing in your home. If you have recently had a new well drilled, open all the faucets in your home and allow the water to run to clean out the sediments. You may want to use a filter or bottled water for a week or so, until all the sediments are gone. This type of problem is usually only temporary and will go away as you use your plumbing. 

2. Check To Make Sure Runoff Is Not Draining Into A Low Well-Head

If you have a continuing problem of cloudy water in your home, it can be due to the well-head at the casing. This is the top of your well and should be higher than the surrounding grading. If this is not the case, then the well may be low enough for runoff to get in the casing. You may want to contact a water well service and have them flush out the casing to remove any contamination and look into raising the well-head. 

3. Inspect Equipment To Make Sure It Is Working Properly 

Old equipment, such as corroding tanks, can also be a contributing factor to cloudy water. Inspect equipment like pumps and pressure tanks regularly for signs of problems. If you have an older well, you may eventually need to have these parts serviced or replaced to solve the problem with cloudy water in your home.

These are some tips that can help you deal with the discoloration of your well water. You may want to contact a water well service to help with some of the maintenance your well needs, such as flushing the casing and treating water or testing the quality. If you're considering having a well drilled or have other questions about well maintenance, go to website.