Water in Bucks County, PA and surrounding areas is known to run clear and safe for drinking. Occasionally, you might notice household water holding a cloudy tinge. If this murkiness appears after a rainstorm, there are several potential causes.
At Blue Heron Water, we serve the local community in a variety of water management needs. If you see cloudy or discolored after a heavy rain, it might be cause for concern, including:
If you notice murky water after a heavy rain, this post is for you. Here’s some information on why this anomaly occurs and how to fix it.
Cloudy or Discolored Water
To diagnose the cause of cloudy or discolored water following a rainstorm in Bucks County, PA and surrounding areas, look at the color.
- White: If the cloudiness is white or appears to be caused by bubbles, it’s likely a problem with the aerator. The white color is caused by bubbles rather that particles in the water.
- Reddish brown: The most common cause of brown water is rust. If you’ve been out of town and not using your water, it might run brown because of sediment and rust settling in the pipes. If it doesn’t clear after running it for a few moments, call give Blue Heron Water a call.
- Brown with debris: If the color of your water seems muddy, and you see dirt or other particles inside, this could be organic matter. The issue might be a break in the pipe somewhere, which could have been caused by the storm or an influx in water pressure on old pipes.
Do not drink discolored water. Switch to bottled water until the water is tested and the issue has been remediated.
At Blue Heron Water, we can help you determine what’s in your water, where it is coming from, and how to fix it.
Cold water check
If the problem remains, it’s probably your well water that has the issue.
If this doesn’t fix the issue, it’s best to call a professional, like Blue Heron Water, in water treatment and well pumps and tanks in Bedminster, Carversville, Churchville or Bucks County, PA and Surrounding Areas.
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From the water we drink to the water we bathe in, wash our homes with, and water our plants with-it’s critical that water is safe and clean.