Rusty water is coming into my house through the incoming line from the
town. I have installed a filtration system, but the filter is dark
brown in a couple of days, and I still end up with stained clothes,
etc. on occasion. What else can I do about it?
I have a similar problem and use two filters. One is finer than the first
one. You may do better contacting a water treatment specialist in your
town. They would have the exact solution as they have probably done a couple
of hundred in your area.
In my case, it is the 100 year old water mains that run from the treatment
plant to near my house.
the only time we get rusty water is when the fire dept. comes around
the neighborhood to chech the hydrants.. when they are opened it sturs
up the rust/dirt in the water and this is what makes the bath water look
pretty rusty/dirty... is there continous work being done in your
neighborhhood?? like a construction crew opening and closing a hydrant
almost every day?? if so this will give you the sediment that you are
Years ago I lived in a subdivision that had two wells and pumps that
supplied the water. The water was quite rusty and pulped up in the mains.
I installed a Cuno water filter with 10 microns of filtration. It lasted
about a month before the filter had to be changed. I usually bought the
filters by the case. You should check to see what the micron value of your
filter is and maybe get filters with smaller filtration.
The rust can be sediment in the main or in your service line. It could
also be ferric iron (rust) from improper water treatment by the water
company. You should have them check things out.
You should also use cartridges, assuming a disposable filter rather than
a backwashed unit, that with a higher micron rating. Such as 40-45 or 50
microns. We can't see particles below about a 50 micron size and the
lower the rating the smaller the particle. So you are probably filtering
finer than needed. A higher rated cartridge will allow longer service
runs of the cartridge and get most if not all of the color out of the
You should have chosen a spin down filter if a backwashed type wasn't
needed. They don't have the need for changing cartridges too often
problem; they don't have cartridges.
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