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Why is there pieces of insect shells in my well water

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Your well is contaminated by surface water. There is a leak somewhere near the top of the casing or at the top. You need to get the water tested for bacteria ASAP. If surface water is getting in, it could possibly be bringing in bacteria. I work for a water company, and we test all the wells we use to make sure they aren't getting surface water in there. The presence of bug parts is one of the criteria on the list.

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Green silliergoo!! :). What would cause well water to have a brownish tint to it? I just received our well water test report recently, & it claims that everything is up to standard. But my water still has a slight brownish tint to it! ???? Any ideas?
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Sounds like probably high iron or manganese. Is it staining your sinks and toilets?
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Yes, it is!! The toilet is the worst!! I literally have to scrub them every 2-3 days because a dark ring forms at the water level, & it gets fuzzy/moldy stuff on the bottom! It's gross!! When we go out of town & come back, it has an odor along with the stains & fuzz! At first I thought our 5 yr old wasn't flushing, but she is.
I've wanted to ask my neighbors if they have similar problems, but too embarrassed!! LoL!!
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What did your water report say the iron(fe) and manganese (mn) levels were in your finished water?
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Hmmm...it doesn't list those. It does list barium, copper,chromium,fluoride & lead, & states the water supply is not in violation. I may need to contact The person listed on the report. Thoughts from your knowledgable experience?
Thanks for taking time to answer sillergoo!! :)
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Iron and manganese aren't considered health violations if they are high. We keep iron at <.05 mg/l and manganese below <.02 mg/l just so that people don't complain about stains. Talk to your water company, they can probably tell you what the numbers are. But if it's a small system, they might just say tough luck. An in-home treatment plan might be your only choice.
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And definitely talk to your neighbors. It would take everyone complaining for them to put a treatment system on the well itself.
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Will do!! Thanks for taking time to answer & sharing your knowledge sillergoo! :)
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No problem at all. That's what this place is all about :-)
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your thinking is wrong you take not well water. there is no well water in the nature because it is gift and created by nature.we can't remove completely insect shells in water by any method.

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WTH are you trying to say??? That doesn't make any sense to me.
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no no i dont think like that i felt just you don't know that
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water is contaminated by bugs, they must of got in it some how.

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get fliters to put over the foset or fosets.
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Faucets. ;)
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I new it was spelled wrong, but theres not thing that offers correct spelling when you add comments. Only when you give answers.
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because they want u 2 drink it

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Are you on a community well, or is it your own personal well? If its a community well (that's what I'm on) you could contact your local water authority about this. They're supposed to provide you with yearly test results on the well water quality.

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