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    Potable whole house water filter

    Deep well 380' water tastes wonderful and is very clear unless there is a lot of rain for 2 plus days. Installed a big blue 4" x20" filter housing and a 1 micron filter. Filter is 30 days old and got 5" of rain and the water is turning brown/ yellow. This is what normally happens. Taste is still very good. Using a 1 micron filter thought this would of taken care of this. There is no bypass in filter housing any suggestions.

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    Well cap well above grade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by servicefitter View Post
    Deep well 380' water tastes wonderful and is very clear unless there is a lot of rain for 2 plus days. Installed a big blue 4" x20" filter housing and a 1 micron filter. Filter is 30 days old and got 5" of rain and the water is turning brown/ yellow. This is what normally happens. Taste is still very good. Using a 1 micron filter thought this would of taken care of this. There is no bypass in filter housing any suggestions.
    What filter make and model are you using?

    A 1 micron filter should have gotten you down to removing most cysts and bacteria. I wouldn’t expect the water to be cloudy.

    Is it possible an o-ring is missing so that water is bypassing the filter?
    It's an upside down world we live in.

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    Unless you are tapped into an underground river that is above ground upstream, or surface water is tracking down the outside of your well casing, I am having a hard time figuring out why heavy rain would affect your water supply.

    If water is going down the outside of your well casing, then I sure hope your septic field isn’t leaching into your water!
    It's an upside down world we live in.

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    I wouldn't drink it. Bring it in for testing.

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    https://www.amazon.com/Aquaboon-2PP-20B-Micron-Sediment-20-Inch/dp/B00JV8Q9HA/ref=sr_1_9?crid=21CQ91P45OVBZ&keywords=1+micron+wa %20ter+filter+20"+x+4.5&qid=1556895561&s=gateway&s pre%20fix=1+micron+water+filter%2Caps%2C342&sr=8-9
    This is the Big Blue filter I'm using there are no o-rings, filter housing pushes down into the filter with a raised edge. Have a lagoon not a septic it's 250' from the well. Had the house for 13 years house' s 24 years old always had this problem never had hint of being sick from the discoloration. I've got a good well guy that replaced my pump and some of the galvanized pipe maybe i should contact him?

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