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Green in the shower, sinks, and toilets

Greetings,

This has been a tough one to nail down. I've had a dozen or so standard water tests and they all come back good, so I'm thinking the green is coming from electolysis. I'm on a well with the main waater feeder being thick poly pipe coming form the well terminating on a brass fitting. The house is copper piping. I have two large pressure tanks with a Franklin Electric 281074915 controller (230volt, single phase). I have a ground wire coming from the main panel to the entry point of the main poly pipe. I've checked the house from one end to the other and I don't see any dissimilar metals touching the copper, but I do have a section of the copper ground wire running to the stell pipe that brings in propane for the gas stove. I've also had two different electricians spending considerable time to find nothing out of the ordinary. The only thing I've found out of place is on the Franklin Electric controller. On L1 is the white wire running to the pressure tank, L2 is the black wire to the pressure tank, R is the red wire to the well pump, Y is the white wire to the pump, and B is the black wire to the pump.

Any clues to the cause of the elctrolysis?

Thanks,

Tom

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Hi:
I don’t think the green is Electrolysis, I think it is algae.
Do you see your electric bill going up? If not, then it is algae.
Did you have the water tested for algae? There are dozen or so different type of algae.
Do you have any of the pipe running above ground ? Most likely the algae is in the Poly pipe. Not the copper.

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