Needing some help With Cloudy Toilet

Old 10-15-05, 03:44 PM
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Needing some help With Cloudy Toilet

I have a septic tank but not sure if that has anything to do with the cloudy toilet.. If anyone has any idea as to what it means and how to fix it please let me know.. Thank you sooo much.

Old 10-15-05, 04:08 PM
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If water is cloudy when it first fills the toilet, it may be due to air bubbles which eventually rise to the top and dissipate. If water is cloudy all the time, then it is likely due to mineral content. If you are not on city water and have a well, then it might be a good idea to have your water tested. If you have had a flood and water is cloudy, then well should be tested and disinfected. Turbidity measures cloudiness of water. It can come from fairly suspended sediment in the water or from high levels of disease-causing organisms.
Old 10-15-05, 04:25 PM
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Bunnyz, Welcome to the DIY Forums.
Install the stopper and run some water in the bathroom sink. This will tell you if it is the water. The septic should not be the problem and if it is, I believe the water would be MORE than cloudy.
Is the water cloudy as soon as the toilet is flushed or does it take a while to get to this point? The water you drink and cook with is the same water that fills the toilet. If it is cloudy from the start (fresh water in the toilet or sink) I would have it checked. It may be a simple answer or may take some adjustments to rectify the situation. Good luck.

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