What Causes Your Water to Be Dirty After a Big Rain?

Question Asked by surelycoolgirl: What causes your water to be dirty after a big rain?
We have a well and septic tank and after a big rain, it makes the water look dirty for a couple of days afterward. Does anyone know why this could be? It hasn’t always done it and we have had our septic pumped off about two years ago and it’s only three of us living in the house.
We have really rich, nice soil. Not red mud or clay. No new construction and the house is about 50 years old.

Best answer:

Answer by tewarienormy
Your septic tank is leaking.

Answer by danehotmail
Rain water could be getting in your tank!….

Answer by Bella
It,s just where the water at the bottom of the tank get,s stirred up due to the rainfall.

Answer by aussie
Your well is not deep enought

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One Response to “What Causes Your Water to Be Dirty After a Big Rain?”

  • Pat B says:

    Your well and septic tank are two different systems and should be far enough apart not to affect each other. You did not mention what type of soil you have in your area but said it wasn’t always this way. I suspect there might be a hole rusted through the well casing or possibly a change in the grade due to new construction or settling could cause surface ground water in to your well.

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