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Sediment in well water
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Dave    Posted 05-02-2004 at 09:07:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We just had a new house built & well drilled @ 300 ft/casing to 60ft/10 gallons per minute....How long does it take for the sediment to settle down? We've let the water run for numerous hours. Or is it pretty much a normal thing that we'll NEED to have it filtered?

Bkeepr    Posted 05-03-2004 at 04:25:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
My well was drilled in 1963, about 200 foot and 10 GPM.

During extended dry spells it still runs a fair amount of sediment. I have a low-cost whole hourse in line filter on it. I use a coarse sand filter as a pre-filter and a very fine sediment filter, have to change them about 3 or 4 times a year (except during the drought a couple of years ago when I was changing them monthly.).

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deadcarp    Posted 05-02-2004 at 10:37:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
First off, wells are a bigger gamble than religion or girlfriends. Generally figure after a couple weeks it should get pretty clear. Check the settling pond every nite. Our good water is at about 10 feet but they have a 50-ft minimum. My buddy hired 1000-foot well dug and got 10% oil in his pond - not enough to use, but enough to move the rig and start again. At least he can always say he hit it once. :)

Texas Al    Posted 05-02-2004 at 21:14:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our well is coming up on 4 years old and has only been clear a year or two. Even now, there are periods where it clouds up. I put a .5mm filter below the kitchen sink with a small spigot on the sink for drinking water only. We hardly ever use that anymore since it is pertty much clear 90% of the time.

We would get a very fine gray colored "mud" in our toilet tanks, but now we don't get any of that.

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