Cloudy Well Water After Heavy Rain


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Old 09-11-11, 04:08 PM
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Cloudy Well Water After Heavy Rain

I just noticed that I have cloudy well water after about 8 inches of rain we got a couple days ago. Does anybody here know the cause of this? We do have a whole house filter and a UV light. Thanks.
 
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Old 09-11-11, 04:14 PM
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How old is this well, and what type is it? (jet or submersible)
Has the pump been cycling? (on and off real fast)
That can cause a well to make cloudy or dirty water.
 
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Old 09-11-11, 04:44 PM
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First I would like to say that I am not knowledgeable on the equipment and etc that goes into the well water system. Here is my system. Piping thru wall (with wiring attached), pressure tank, filter, uv light, water treatment system. Well is 12 years old. Not sure what type of well. I never really take notice to the pump. Could it be outside? There is wiring attached to the piping coming into the basement from the exterior. We have noticed thud noises a few times when turning water sources on.
 
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Old 09-12-11, 05:06 AM
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We also noticed this morning that there is a slight yellow or brown tint to the water.
 
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Old 09-12-11, 03:26 PM
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If you are hearing 'thud' noises, it would be wise to check your pressure tank for proper operation.

It sounds to me like you are getting ground water in to the well... I would have it looked at. You agree WWD?
 
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Old 09-12-11, 04:17 PM
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Today I bought a water test kit at Lowes. All tests came out ok except for iron. (and bacteria test takes up to 48 hours so I am not done with that one). The chart says that an acceptable level of iron is below .3 ppm. Our test showed 2 ppm which is significantly higher than the acceptable level. Maybe this is a factor as well?
 
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Old 09-12-11, 06:35 PM
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hi guys Ė

I donít know much but I think if your water is cloudy at this time, after your whole house filter and after your UV filter and at the fixtures, then I donít think your UV filter could be effective at this time. I think the water has to be pretty clear for the UV filter to work.

Just a thought, you probably already know that!
 
 

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