Brown Well Water

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by ekelican, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. ekelican

    ekelican New Member

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    My son is considering to purchase a home built in 1957. The house has been sitting vacant aprox 9-12 months. The water was ran for approx 2 hours and was coming out of the faucets brown in color. The pump used is a jet pump so I'm assuming a well depth of less than 100'. I have taken the well cap off and dirt is floating throught the water. Is this normal for house that has been sitting this long? A sediment filter is being reccomended as the answer. But, is this just covering the problem? Appreciate any help, thanks.
  2. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Get the water tested!
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