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Old 07-14-2014, 07:12 PM   #1
thomis
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Default sudden turbidity

We've lived in this house for 9 years and this is the first time we've experienced this. We are a small house on a 60' well which we are told is very shallow for a water supply well. The well has never dried up or even showed signs of going dry, even in the terrible droughts of 2007 and 2009. The water supply seems normal, there is just a yellowish turbidity (pic attached). Other details, there is a Gould jet pump under the house and ten feet away a well troll bladder tank also under the house. We don't have any other type of filtration system, we just use the water for everything but drinking. We occasionally drink it when we are out of bottled water. It has always been crystal clear and has always tasted great. There are slight water stains on the bathtub and toilet bowl, black from manganese and red from iron, but not that bad and easily cleans off with standard house cleaners.



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