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Thursday, October 17, 2013
Sediment in drinking water is generally found only in well water. Water that feeds municipal water systems comes from reservoirs or rivers before being treated, so is usually sediment free. If you have a private well, or have a town water supply that relies on deep wells for its customers, there is a good chance that some kind of detritus will be in your drinking water.
Sediment vs. Turbidity
When particulate matter appears in the water, it usually is just referred to as sediment, but there is actually a differentiation between sediment and turbidity. When your drinking water has a color to it, or is anything but absolutely clear, you are dealing with particulate matter.
If you have well water, it is likely that you have some degree of turbidity. Because low levels of turbidity are undetectable by the naked eye, a water filter is definitely recommended for well water. A high water filter will collect a surprising amount of fine particles from ‘clear’ well water.
Keeping Your Water Clear
A disagreeable color to the water, that is not either turbidity or sediment, is probably mineral leachate from either the pipes or is present in the groundwater. Iron shows up in water as a rusty color and manganese will leave a black stain on clothing. Iron bacteria are often found in collaboration with both of the previously mentioned minerals and will not only add an off color to the water, but also a disagreeable taste and smell.
Fortunately, there are a number of water filters available that are designed to remove sediment and turbidity to provide you with clear, sparkling water to drink.
by: Chris Tracey