Colored/Cloudy Water

Colored or Cloudy Water

Water coloration issues are usually aesthetic in nature but we advise testing to determine the cause of the discoloration.
Red, brown, or orange water
are usually caused by iron staining or rust.
These colors are usually caused by iron staining or rust. 
They may result from well water itself, corrosion of steel casing or be caused within the infrastructure.
Green or blue staining are typically
caused by corrosion of copper plumbing or fixtures.
These colors are typically caused by corrosion of copper plumbing or fixtures. 
There are tests to determine if this staining is due to pH imbalance or even improper grounding.
Manganese in the water
are possible causes of this dark discoloration.
Manganese in the water, manganese-rich sediment trapped in the system and infrastructure corrosion are possible causes of this dark discoloration.
White or milky water are caused by
tiny air bubbles that disappear quickly and are not a health threat.
Often, these colors are caused by tiny air bubbles that disappear quickly and are not a health threat. This coloration may be caused by a well issue. Testing is recommended if the color does not disappear as the water settles.
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