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Well water comes from underground aquifers. The aquifer is drilled into, and pumps or buckets are used to retrieve the water. In village type settings, the well is often manual and shared with the community. In rural areas, usually only a single household has access to an electric well. Since it is groundwater in the aquifers, there are sometimes issues with hard water, pollution, and drought.
Adding bleach to purify well water is perfectly normal and very effective. Bleach in controlled amounts cleans a well and pipes of impurities. If you call for a well water technician to clean your well water of bacteria he will first use chlorine (granulated bleach ) then later install a filter or U…
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-Air in pipes is due to faulty connections or pump entry being at water level ( instead of deeper) and sucking air.
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Well water is direct ground water, that does not under go any chemical filter before it consumed. However, well water should ALWAYS be lab tested before human consumption. It is NOT always pure and often needs filters of different kinds to be fit for human use. Just because ground water is found …
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What kind of tank? How much water is in it? Is there air in the tank? What fills the tank? What kind of pressure from where and what?  If the tank is gravity fed, multiply .431 times the altitude that the source is above the tank. For example, the reservoir supplying my domestic water system i…
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- The pump has no bearing at all on the water pressure. Your household pressure id determined by the residual air pressure in the tank, and the pressure switch settings. Any well technician can get any pressure you wish up to about 80 psi without touching the pump.
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Slow or no flow.
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Rivers make waterfalls. Well water is underground
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Answer If everything is functioning as it should the pump should push all the air out of the system. If there is consistently air in the system it is probably seeping in on the suction side of your pump, which will shorten the life of your pump. Check your suction line for leaks.
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Answer bad newsIt could be that some animal drowned inside the well or your well is receiving sewage water ANS 2 - Unless you have a wide well with no cover it's extremely unlikely than an animal has died in it. Sewage water is also an unlikely, but possible reason if cattle are grazing in this fi…
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drill a well,Definitely will have to do that, yes. Check the paper for the local field drilling company in your area. It's big money, and then you have to call in your local plumber or pump and well service provider to fit the pipe in the well with the pump. Said plumber or pump guy will also prov…
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Nobody will know unless you get it tested in a lab. This should be done annually with drinking waterNobody will know unless you get it tested in a lab. This should be done annually with drinking water
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This is done at the pressure tank. First drain the tank with pump off, then check air pressure at the tank top nipple. It should be above 26 psi. If not this is your problem. You may need a new tank or it it's a 'galvanised ' tank , a new air charge. You may also need the pressure switch adjuste…
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Only if it contains lots of contaminants.
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the pressure depends on the well pressure tank and switch. It is normally between 30 and 70 psi in a domestic well system
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How much energy do we get form analerob fermntation of wet organinc byproducts, containing fat, suger and protein
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Here are some different opinions from our community: The answer to this question is a resounding yes! The different minerals can affect the growth of different plants very much. The minerals and pH level of the water will contribute to the soil content, which is the most vital part of the plant's …
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It depends on the concentration of iron. Anything above 0.3mg/litre should be treated with an iron filter system
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A low cost carbon filter can reduce the mineral taste of water. You have probably seen them, they install on your faucet. If these filters are what you would refer to as high price (20-50 bucks), then kool-aid is what you need.
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If you mean a pump wiring diagram, it depends what kind of pump you have, submersible or Jetpump. Both are very simple wiring and don't need a diagram. Both should be installed by a qualified well technician.
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There is possibly a contaminant or an element like iron or sulphur in your water. This is very common and usually easy to control. First step is identify the obnoxious substance with a lab test of the water. This is essential before using it to drink or cook.
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The bleach is removing contaminants and may even turn murky for a day or two, but will soon clear up.
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if your well water smells, you need to take a sample for analysis to find what is causing it.
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Sulphur might smell and taste bad but it won't hurt you. Most well water in a wide majority of areas has sulphur in their water. Salt can help make the water taste better.
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Coliform in well water is the presence of fecal matter in the well water. If the bacteria is found in drinking water, appropriate action needs to be taken.
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You need to switch off the pump, drain the pressure tank and fit a new pressure switch. They are cheap and often last only a few years. When re fitting make sure the pressure tank residual pressure is about 2 PSI LESS than the pressure switch ON setting. In most domestic wells systems the pressure s…
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Could be many answers for this. Take a sample for analysis, it's the only safe way.
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Users who drink the water should take a bio sample to a lab at least annually. A normal test for human potability usually costs 25-40 depending on the lab. They test for coliforms and other contaminants. It's worth it to be re-assured your water is safeUsers who drink the water should take a bio …
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Yes, that is about normal on most single house systems.Yes, that is about normal on most single house systems.
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Short, layman's answer- A pump at the top sucks water or one at the bottom pumps water up. This water goes into a rubber bladder in a pressure tank pre-charged with air that cannot escape. This air gives the household pressure as it forces the water out of faucets as they are opened.Short, layma…
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this is most common down towards the bottom of the well. the pipe well casing could have even just a pin hole from corrosion to small for water to get through but just enough for air to get in. this would when the water flows it would cause a vacuum to come into the pipe allowing air into it. The re…
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Air often gets in through badly connected pipe joints.
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There is no such thing as an "iron leak" in well water. Iron is almost always present in varying amounts in well water because there is a lot of iron in the ground. Whether or not it can cause this hair complaint is unknown to me and I would suggest that is a question to be asked of a doctor or a h…
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Yes, it can be.
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That's impossible to say without knowing the exact content of the water. -Are YOU sure it has no coliforms? I wouldn't drink ANY water unless it's had a positive bio test recently. Sitting enclosed in a bottle will only increase any contaminants.That's impossible to say without knowing the conten…
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That usually means a high concentration of iron. Get a lab analysis and be prepared to fit filters.That usually means a high concentration of iron. Get a lab analysis and be prepared to fit filters.
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You need a lab analysis first to tell how serious the problem is. Any substance can be got rid of with appropriate filters.
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You fit a sediment filter in a clear casing (so you can visually check it) follow this with a carbon filter to get rid of rust taste. If you drink it get a lab test before fitting any filters. Well or filter technicians can advise you better after seeing a lab analysis.You fit a sediment filter i…
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Well water contains natural materials because that is what earth is made of. -Anything in the ground can be in well water. Some can be incredibly clean and some can contain nasty stuff like arsenic and fertiliser by-products. If you are drinking it, get it tested annually.Well water contains na…
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It comes from the ground, what do you expect. If the dirt is significant you may need a sediment or sand filter. I would definitely take a sample for analysis if you are drinking it.It comes from the ground, what do you expect. If the dirt is significant you may need a sediment or sand filter. I w…
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On well water, there is sometimes a reservoir that needs to refill. So if water stopped coming out of your tap, normally you just have to wait till it refills.IF YOUR PUMP IS RUNNING & NO WATER YOU COULD HAVE A LEAK IN LINE FROM WELL TO PUMP.THE PUMP SHOULD PUMP UP PRESSURE & THEN LEAK BACK …
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Yes, well water is good for plants.
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I don't think so I live in a house that has well water. Our showers turn orange from iron in the water and we have to use special detergent in the wash but I havnt had a problem with it. it can be because people put in rubish and polluite the water that's all i have t say for now thanks
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Low water levels or the well is going dry or soil leaching in. Get a water test kit at the hardware store, or if you live in the country, call the local agriculture agent for your County for advice. Do not use it for cooking or drinking until it's tested, and boil and cool a bit for dishes and tooth…
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A waterproof solid encased motor turns a set of impellers that forces water up the tube. There can be anywhere from 10 to 40 or so turbine impellers depending on the power of motor. - An average home deep well pump is 1/2 or 3/4 hp and has 16-20 impellers delivering 5-10 gpm at surface from 15…
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More to the point is finding how the air is getting into the system. If you have a jet pump ( surface pump/motor unit) I would suggest checking and properly tightening every fitting between pump and foot valve. If you can't do this call a well technician.More to the point is finding how the air i…
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Yes, well water can get polluted. If you drink or cook with well water it is absolutely necessary to get it biologically tested at least annually. - I once used to take samples for a village near me that had one deep well serving 76 homes. The Regional Authority who ran the water supply demanded…
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Some environmental agent as to increase the underground aquifer level. Maybe too much rain.
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DO NOT drink it until you get a positive coliform reading from a lab test. This could be dangerous.DO NOT drink it until you get a positive coliform reading from a lab test. This could be dangerous.
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It depends on the water, and the contaminants therein. In some cases you may not be able to "purify" the water, and in some cases you may be able to "shock-treat" the water with sodium hypochlorite. It would be best to consult with your local health department for assistance.
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You let it totally empty with pump OFF, then with valve to service closed, you switch pump ON till water comes to level of service pipe (usually about 1/10 full. ) Now switch pump off and fill the tank with 28 psi of air. Now it is no longer waterlogged.You let it totally empty with pump OFF, t…
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if the well water were to be cloudy there is probaly a hole in the side somwhere deeper down in the well. The dirt from underground might be getting in :( ANS 2That is a totally ridiculous answer, as the bottom of the well is always open and dirt from underground ALWAYS gets in. (It usually settles …
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Could be iron bacteria. Could also be the adhesive. We have yellow stains on our roll flooring from the installer using the wrong adhesive. Tom
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Yes, well water is good for grass.Yes, well water is good for grass.
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my house is on well water.. this is the cloudiess brown water i have seen this year. i come to vist this house and stay the weekk,leaving on Saturday and return on Tuesday... the toilet and the dogs water from the water hose comes out clear and within seconds turns yellow or brown.. can u help me.. …
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Adding well water to your pool to top it off or fill is a common issue and typically can add metals to your pool. Depending upon your area (our for example is heavy in iron and manganese) metal deposit are put right from your well to your pool. It is common for those with water softeners inside thei…
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yes. well water is actually better for you than mineral water because mineral water has chlorine in it and is not that great for your health and body weight.
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That is far too complicated to explain in this forum. Well techs spend 2-3 weeks learning this.That is far too complicated to explain in this forum. Well techs spend 2-3 weeks learning this.
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Is that a question .
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The acceptable limit is usually 0.3mg/Litre
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Unable to tell without an analysis, but it sounds like you may need a softener system.unable to tell without an analysis but it sounds like you need a softener system.
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Yes, it works quite well for stains.Yes, it works quite well for stains.
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There are a number of certified water testing establishments near Bastrop County,Texas. - Google "water testing, Bastrop county" and you will see over 25 of them.There are a number of certified water testing establishments near Bastrop County,Texas. - Google "water testing, Bastrop county" and you w…
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You take a sample for test and will very likely find high iron content. How high depends on which kind of filter you need.You take a sample for test and will very likely find high iron content. How high depends on which kind of filter you need.
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Air in water pipes is usually caused by bad joints. In particular this can be an irritating problem if you use a Jet Pump. This is a pump with attached motor on the surface. These types of pumps suck the water out of the well and can also suck air in through bad joints. At every place where a fi…
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The only way to be one hundred percent sure that bore well water is safe to drink is to have it analyzed. Well water may look clear but can be contaminated with toxins.
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Impossible to answer without knowing what measures you have taken already. I have cleared almost impossibly dirty well water. Apparently you are not doing the right thingsImpossible to answer without knowing what measures you have taken already. I have cleared almost impossibly dirty well water. …
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You cannot do that. The pump impeller blades will only work one way.You cannot do that. The pump impeller blades will only work one way.
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A number of things can make well water look muddy. If you are consuming this water it is essential to have it biologically tested before using it further.A number of things can make well water look muddy. If you are consuming this water it is essential to have it biologically tested before using it …
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It's the copper in old plumbing. The acidity of the water or just age can cause corrosion, releasing copper into the water. You can replace with PVC, or get a filtration system, or just drink bottled water, if you're concerned about it.
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Usually that is possible. If you've been drinking it, it's OK for washing a car.Usually that is possible. If you've been drinking it, it's OK for washing a car.
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Unclear meaning there ? - If you want to generally clarify any well water, fit a simple sediment filter followed by a carbon filter. Then get it tested by taking a sample after the filters.Unclear meaning there ? If you want to generally clarify any well water, fit a simple sediment filter follo…
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It's coming out of the ground. You should get it biologically tested before using it for human use.It's coming out of the ground. You should get it biologically tested before using it for human use.
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You will need a particular filter according to exactly what is in the water. Often a simple carbon filter works, but you need a lab test to be certain.
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That is purely subjective, depending on the particular well and the city purification system. I have seen beautifully pure water from some wells and some smelly water from city systems - and vice versa.That is purely subjective, depending on the particular well and the city purification system. I …
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Yes, that's perfectly safe.Yes, perfectly safe.
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Any water you are consuming should be tested in a lab for biological purity. This is usually fairly inexpensive and protects your health.In any water you are consuming it should be tested in a lab for biological purity. This is usually fairly inexpensive and protects your health.
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It can have small amounts of heavy metals, depends where it comes from. - If you are concerned take a sample for lab analysis.It can have heavy metals, depends where it comes from. If you are concerned take a sample for lab analysis.
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A Nuclear Fallout will irradiate any water or food supply caught it its' wake. Meaning mostly everything is uneatable or undrinkable in large quantities.
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It's better than nothing, but ideally it should be distilled water. This has less minerals and particles.It's better than nothing, but ideally it should be distilled water. This has less minerals and particles.
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Only if you've had a sample pass a biological test and know it's clean. Otherwise, do not drink it.
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"ppm" simply means 'parts per million' and describes the quantity of any substance in water. For example -Iron should be less than 3 ppm."ppm" simply means 'parts per million' and describes the quantity of any substance in water. For example -Iron should be less than 3 ppm.
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No. -Iron must be filtered out by different methods. Get a sample tested to know how much iron you have.No. -Iron must be filtered out by different methods. Get a sample tested to know how much iron you have.
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You have to do it by recirculating the water, or basically letting the water drain back into the ground somehow. It will only work if you have your own well, and live on a large acreage lot, and not by hookup to city water system. Here's how: You take water from the well, usually at around 55-60 de…
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You may have an artesian well. Pipe some of it to a holding tank for periods when you need more.
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That depends entirely on the ground it comes out of. It will differ everywhere.That depends entirely on the ground it comes out of. It will differ everywhere.
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Because of a chemical imbalance in the water which occurs because of the level at which the water evaporates. Because the water is being housed below ground level it develops a skin to normalise the oxygen content and the amount of hydrogen which is absorbed into the water.
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Deep wells are often in flowing aquifers. (imagine an underground stream) this can carry soil or sediment and it occasionally gets pumped to the surface. Also, when a well is chlorinated or shocked, the deposits will make the water dirty for a few days.
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There is no average, it depends where you are. It should be between 6.9-7.5 ideally.There is no average, it depends where you are. It should be between 6.9-7.5ideally.
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That is perfectly normal, it is bringing out rust from the pipes. It should clear up in about 3 days or less.That is perfectly normal, it is bringing out rust from the pipes. It should clear up in about 3 days or less.
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Nobody can guarantee that without a proper lab analysis. For your babies safety,take a sample and get analysis to be sure.Nobody can guarantee that without a proper lab analysis. For your babies safety,take a sample and get analysis to be sure.
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If you are using a jet pump then you have a loose connection somewhere. Jet pumps in general are notorious for being picky about tiny air leaks. You literally need to go over every single connector and heat the pipe as you re-connect it, to get an excellent seal. If you have a deep well submersible,…
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Well water is simply water that has not been treated at a water treatment plant, and is usually fine to use in an aquarium. However, sometimes well water is extremely hard (high amounts of calcium salts), and this can restrict the type of fish you keep to hardwater species.
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corporation water is sewage treated water and bore well water is under ground water
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You should first take a sample for biological analysis.
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Not necessarily. I drink well water and it contains a high level of iron. Our land is also famland, so there are some chemicals in the soil that also contaminate our water. As such, we use a water distiller.
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The fact that water comes from a well should not cause diarrhea. However, some wells are polluted. It depends on the location of the well. If there is any suspicion the well caused the diarrhea, the health department should check the well.
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Because you have a leaky pipe joint or a bad pressure tank.
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