According to ScienceDaily, “Sediment is any particulate matter,” like rocks, minerals, and organic matter, “that can be transported by fluid flow and which eventually is deposited as a layer of solid particles on the bed or bottom of a body of water or other liquid.” A good example of this in nature is sand. Sand can be picked up by a lake current, carried to a river, and reach the sea to be deposited on the ocean floor. This can also occur in your water tank, though it probably will be minerals and particles than just sand. Most of the sediment in your water tank will be material that is visible to you but too small to be felt when rubbed between your fingers.
What Causes Sediment in Water?
The presence of sand or sediment in your water usually stems from:
- Rock cuttings or loose soil following the installation of a new well.
- Dissolved minerals, including hard-water elements such as calcium, iron, magnesium, and manganese.
- Continuous entry of fine clay or sand particles into a well from the soil or poor quality bedrock.
The Effects of Sediment Water
Though not necessarily hazardous to your health, sediments affect the taste of your water and the life of your appliances, such as dishwashers and hot water tanks.
Since it’s often difficult and costly to locate the source or entry point of sediment in your well, a Clearwater Systems sediment water filter for your whole house can eliminate this problem and extend the life of your appliances.
Does Your Home Need A Sediment Water Filter?
Before purchasing any type of water filter, whether it’s a sediment water filter or not, it’s essential to get a qualified water analysis from a dependable source like Clearwater Systems. We are proud to offer free and reliable water analysis, schedule an appointment or contact us today for more information!