countryboyinStL

Baltimore, MD

#1 Feb 26, 2013
After 25 years of clean water, my well water now runs very muddy. It looks reddish but will settle out. Of course, this means no one can drink the water. The pipes are new.

Anyone else have this problem? A drop in the water table? Any honest folks around who drill/fix wells?
Ace

Enola, AR

#2 Feb 26, 2013
I had a similar problem with my well water. Our funky water only happened after heavy rain. We recased the well and that fixed it. The pump guy told us before we started that he would not guarantee that it would fix it and we would be liable for the cost if it fixed it or not. If it didn't fix it we were looking at having to drill a new well, so it was worth the gamble to me.
Could Be

Greenbrier, AR

#3 Feb 26, 2013
Also when there's an earthquake around it will muddy the water in a well. We had one that did that and there had been an earthquake up in Alaska a few days before.
Maybe

Sheridan, AR

#4 Feb 26, 2013
If it just happened recently... there was a 3.1 earthquake in Truman, Arkansas.... not that far away, last week. It was 8 miles deep, so could have stirred up the ground water.
countryboyinStL

Baltimore, MD

#5 Feb 27, 2013
Thanks for the responses. The cloudiness didn't happen recently--started maybe 4 years ago, but has gotten worse over time.
snitch

Quitman, AR

#6 Feb 27, 2013
Raise he pump up.
snitch

Quitman, AR

#7 Feb 27, 2013
Raise the pump up 2 ft.
Why

Robinsonville, MS

#8 Mar 7, 2013
Has Ripley county ever considered getting rural(county) water like some of the counties did in Arkansas a few ears back.
Why

Robinsonville, MS

#9 Mar 7, 2013
*years .... For crying out loud ears???
guest

Quitman, AR

#10 Mar 7, 2013
We do have county water...it sucks lol

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