Mud in Well Filter: 9 Causes

It’s normal for a well water filter to become clogged with contaminants over time. But if your well water filter looks muddy, something isn’t right.

There are several causes of mud in your well water filter. It’s important to get to the bottom of the problem so you know how serious it is – and, most importantly, how to resolve the issue.

In this story, we’ve shared the 9 most common causes of mud in your well water filter, and what to do about it.

New Well Installation

When a new well is drilled, the surrounding soil and rock are disrupted, causing collapses of earth that lead to mud and soil contamination.

Well Repairs

If your well has recently been repaired, that’s another way for mud to enter your water supply.

Damage to Well Screen Or Casing

A well screen is located at the bottom of the well, and acts as a filter, preventing mud, sand, and gravel from entering the well, while still allowing water to pass.

If the well screen is damaged or degraded, the well pump might draw muddy water into your plumbing, which eventually deposits in your water filtration system.

An old or incorrectly fitted well casing may develop cracks that allow sediment particles, including mud, to contaminate the well.

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