Turbidity is caused by suspended matter in your water like clay, silt, and tiny particles of dirt. It describes the relative clarity of the water, ranging from perfectly clear and transparent to cloudy or hazy.
Colour is caused by organics which comes from 3 major sources: The breakdown of naturally occurring organic materials, domestic and commercial chemical waste, and chemical reactions that occur during water treatment processes.
Governments set limits for the maximum permissible value of turbidity in water and these vary depending on where you live. They are more of a nuisance than a health risk, but depending upon the materials, turbidity can affect the taste, appearance, and odour of your water supply. The turbidity in your water supply aside from looking unattractive leaves a sediment residue in your plumbing systems, bathtubs, sinks, plumbing fixtures, and appliances.
It is essential to remove turbidity in water to sterilize it using UV technology. A UV sterilizer won’t work property and would fail to kill any microorganisms if the water is high in turbidity. Furthermore, high turbidity water generally has higher concentrations of heavy metals, VOC, and other organic compounds.
Water turbidity is an easy to treat problem which in most cases can be fixed using activated carbon filters. Along with colour removal from water, activated carbon can absorb particles and organic matter that contribute to bad taste and odours. They are one of the least expensive methods of treatment and can be very effective in reducing suspended particles from water.
Coloured water may also indicate the presence of iron which imparts a reddish-brown colour to water after coming in contact with air. It is important to get a detailed water analysis to understand the true chemistry of your water.
Watercare delivers high-quality turbidity treatment systems for your private well supply. Our systems are designed for outstanding performance and ideal for treating a variety of water problems.
Utilizing superior filtration media and components, our treatment systems outperform and outlast our competition.
If you’re having issues with turbidity or other contaminants in your well water, feel free to contact our team of experts and we would suggest you treatment options.