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I have a drilled water well that has been here for about 13 years. It has just started puttingout colored water what could be the problem?

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  • jenniferc100 Aug 21, 2010

    Thank you for your help and information. I did call the local drilling people and I STILL have not heard from them. It did however resolve itself. Freakish I think. Hopefully!
    Oh well I guess time will tell.
    Thanks again.



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This depends on the color of the water and whether it is happening with hot or cold or both. I'm assuming the water is of a brownish to red quality and may have a slight odour to it. If so then either there is iron leaching into your well water or your pipes are beginning to rust. Another possibility is if this is hot water only then there may be another mineral leaching into your water supply and this is corrected usually by changing the magnesium rod in your hot water heater to another metal type. I'm sorry I don't remember off hand what this however your local plumbing supply will know what it is. If it is this your hot water will have kind of a rotten egg smell to it. It also wouldn't be a bad idea to consult a local drilling company as they will have more knowledge about the type of water in your area and the problems people may encounter. Please remember to rank this solution as your feed back is important. Have a great day.

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