Problem – Sediment, Sand, Silt & Turbidity
Symptoms: Cloudy water, particles in water, sediment and silt, plugged screens and faucets, damage to appliances and washing machines.
Causes: Typically occurs with wells that are in sandy areas or with surface water that may contain a great deal of silt. Turbidity is the cloudiness or haziness of water caused by individual particles that are generally invisible to the naked eye. It can be caused by soil erosion, waste discharge, urban runoff, eroding stream banks, bottom feeding fish and algae growth.
Health Concerns:There is probbaly no health concerns with this (other than grit between your teeth), but it is a nusance that creates problems throughout the home.
Action Level: Any level that creates problems.
Removingsand, silt, sediment or turbidity is an inexact science - you simply have to try micron sizes and types of filters in order to remove the above properly. This will give you a good start.
Sediment, Sand, Silt & Turbidity Solutions:
High performance granular filter media for unsurpassed removal of sand, silt and sediment
The GREEMfilt Filtration system is a backwashing filtration system. It uses all NSF and FDA approved components, The Backwash System Cleans off accumulated contaminants while delivering clean, clear, fresh water. In case of automatic multiport valve the electronic control center is easy to set and once set, you never have to set it again. It traps dirt, sand and silt better than ANY Graded-Density Filter.