well water brown

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by maritaylor, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. maritaylor

    maritaylor New Member

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    Santa Rosa
    My well water turns brown only during a rain..my husband passed away suddenly about 3 years ago and we never had this problem while he was alive. He was a retired carpenter and I worked full time so I did not know what he did. I had a well company come out and flush it out. They also recommended a new calcite/corosex filter to raise the ph of the water. Is this going to take care of the brown water? Thank You
  2. ballvalve

    ballvalve General Engineering Contractor

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    Location:
    northfork, california
    Beware of men selling water treatment systems. It doesnt rain much in Santa Maria, so maybe nothing is a good approach.

    Where is the well? Be sure the cap is on and its not flooded somehow. A 25$ whole house filter installed by the handyman should be enough.

    The PH of your water has no bearing on its color, and its very unlikely its changed unless someone drilled a new oil well nearby.
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