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Rust in my water in the 4WD area Corova Beach

Rust in my water in the 4WD area Corova Beach




Wondering if anyone has dealt with the rust water issue on the beach out here? I recently purchased my place out at the end of Carova beach. The house was built in the 70's and I'm pretty sure it's a fairly shallow well. Right now we have a pretty elaborate water conditioning system as well as a 6 stage reverse osmosis filter for drinking water BUT the shower and toilets still stain after a while. Any suggestions? Thanks


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RE: Rust in my water in the 4WD area Corova Beach




Iron and tannin cause discolored water. You might just need to have the resin tank serviced or you might just be lucky the staining happens after some time. Before public water service in parts of Corolla the water in some locations was completely brown.


RE: Rust in my water in the 4WD area Corova Beach




I do know that there are some houses on Corova beach with very deep wells that have pristine water. I may end up having a new well drilled.


RE: Rust in my water in the 4WD area Corova Beach




It sounds like your system needs to be serviced


RE: Rust in my water in the 4WD area Corova Beach




We use the green bag "iron fighter" salt in our water softener for our well water. We'll get the same discoloration in our toilets, tubs, etc. The green bag salt helps immensely. You also might need to remove the bacteria from your well and house pipes. Does your water have a scent to it? I clean ours twice a year to keep the bacteria level down. We aren't on a beach, but well water is well water.


RE: Rust in my water in the 4WD area Corova Beach




We use the green bag "iron fighter" salt in our water softener for our well water. We'll get the same discoloration in our toilets, tubs, etc. The green bag salt helps immensely. You also might need to remove the bacteria from your well and house pipes. Does your water have a scent to it? I clean ours twice a year to keep the bacteria level down. We aren't on a beach, but well water is well water.

DeanK


I just bought a bag of the rust helper salts from Home Depot . I haven't used it yet but it's encouraging to hear that it actually works!. Our system has a function to add bleach to flush it out as well.


RE: Rust in my water in the 4WD area Corova Beach




Our system has a separate tank with a different media just to address the tannins. When the media is cleaned and backwashed (re-genned) frequently enough our water is nearly clear. If you fill a large sink you can notice a slight tinge but it's not bad at all. As the tannin tank media gets dirty (clogged) with trapped tannins then the water starts to become slightly yellowish or brown. It took us a while to dial in the re-gens often enough and to add the proper amounts of resin cleaner to the salt brine (we use ResCare) to keep the tannin media clean. I think my tannin re-gens are down to every 250 gallons. It's every two days or so when we are here but worth it to have clear water.
We also installed a Reverese Osmosis system under the kitchen sink for cooking and drinking water. Best think we invested in so far!


RE: Rust in my water in the 4WD area Corova Beach




One more thing. This stuff is by far the best thing we have ever used for making the stained toilets pure white again. It really works. A big bottle is like $8-10 on Amazon. Look for the 32 ounce bottle.

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RE: Rust in my water in the 4WD area Corova Beach




What is the source of the tannins in Carova?


RE: Rust in my water in the 4WD area Corova Beach




One more thing. This stuff is by far the best thing we have ever used for making the stained toilets pure white again. It really works. A big bottle is like $8-10 on Amazon. Look for the 32 ounce bottle.

Click to follow link...

FiveOJoe


Agree! I have been using Whink for years and it works great. Watch the stain disappear.


RE: Rust in my water in the 4WD area Corova Beach




What is the source of the tannins in Carova?

Crunch


The salinity of Currituck Sound is significantly lower than its more southerly neighbors closer to Oregon Inlet. It doesn’t “refresh” like it used to when inlets were open at Caffeys Inlet, etc.

Back Bay and the ICW drain into it too. Think about the Great Dismal Swamp...My understanding is that Currituck Beaches have few spotty deep wells. I feel sure someone will correct me if I’m wrong. Haha


RE: Rust in my water in the 4WD area Corova Beach




Thanks, hoi toide!

The lack of refreshing and the tannin content in the water that drains into Currituck Sound is what causes the tannins in the well water?

We were told when kayaking that the tea-colored water at the Buffalo City lake was caused by Cypress trees, so I'm curious as to what the source is in Carova, presumably in shallow wells only.




RE: Rust in my water in the 4WD area Corova Beach




Wondering if anyone has dealt with the rust water issue on the beach out here? I recently purchased my place out at the end of Carova beach. The house was built in the 70's and I'm pretty sure it's a fairly shallow well. Right now we have a pretty elaborate water conditioning system as well as a 6 stage reverse osmosis filter for drinking water BUT the shower and toilets still stain after a while. Any suggestions? Thanks

Beach Farmer


Do you know how deep is your well? If not...get a long line with a lg. sinker or other weight at the end and let it down until you hit bottom, put a nut on the line at the rim or well top edge. Bring your line up and mark it where the wet line starts. Now you know how deep and how much water is in it. You want to do this on the side of the well that does not have the electrical line thru it or water line so it goes straight down without hitting any of those two things. You may need a deeper well for your location but it's good to know what you have. Good luck to you.


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