SEDIMENT IN CT WELL WATER
Your home’s drinking water should be clean and clear. Sediment is very common in CT well water, and can cause issues with pressure and clarity in your water. Here’s what you need to know about sediment in your water.
WHAT IS SEDIMENT?
Sediment in your water could be soil, turbidity, iron, particles, etc. It can look like sand or small flakes of dirt. It is not usually harmful to your health, but it can harm your pipes and water systems. It can scratch the inner layers of your pipes, exposing them and causing them to rust.
Most residential homes have small amounts of sediment that can be removed by a whole house in-line filter. This filter is installed before your water softener, neutralizer or other water treatment tanks to protect them from buildup of these sediment particles. We typically recommend a sediment filter for every home with well water.
SIGNS OF SEDIMENT IN DRINKING WATER
Sediment can come in a variety of forms, which is why it can often find its way into your water. Common signs you have sediment in your water include:
Sediment can build up in the aerators in your faucet or your laundry, and it can cause low pressure issues if it builds up in those places. If you remove the aerator from your faucet and see the sediment buildup, you should look into having a whole house sediment filter installed.
While most sediment that gets into your home’s drinking water is minuscule and sometimes even invisible to the eye, other larger pieces of sediment may cause your water to look cloudy. If you pour yourself a glass of tap water and notice that the water has particles floating or is discolored, this could be a sign that there may be sediment in your water.
In some cases, if you have a significant amount of sediment in your well water, there is a good chance your pump is too close to the bottom of the well. We usually recommend lifting the pump, adding a sand separator to the pump, and adding a sediment filter.
A sediment water filter can change the quality of your water pressure drastically. To learn more about our solutions for well water treatment, contact our team today.
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Call us with your Sediment problems! 860-267-0110