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Why is my water yellow ? Get Clear Water in 7 Days


Why is my water yellow?

Fall is a beautiful time of year. The leaves start to change colour and the air feels fresh. For those of you who love taking baths getting into a warm bath with epsom salts and your favourite essential oil relaxes and rejuvenates.

Until, you fill up your tub and its YELLOW! Yikes, why does the water take on a yellow appearance?

This is a very common occurrence if your water is drawn from a cistern or a well. When the leaves begin to fall and collect in the eavestroughs or seep into the ground the colour begins to dissolve into the water.  When this happens it just like making tea. In the industry the yellow discolouration is called tannins.  Although esthetically unpleasing, tannins alone are not harmful to your health. They do, however cloud the water, so if you have an ultra violet light for bacteria removal consider the light is not able to penetrate and kill the bacteria in the water.  So, when your water is yellow, do not drink it. 

Tannins also stain your white tub, sinks, showers AND who wants to bathe in yellow water?

So, what can you do? How do you get clear, clean water in a matter of days?

First, let’s test your water and make sure it is tannins causing your yellow water. Iron and sediment also play a role in discolouring the water.

A whole home water filtration system that specifically removes tannins can then be installed. The system works like a water softener and cleans itself. There is no need to change any filters and the system will last upwards of 10 years.

Our knowledgeable friendly staff is always happy to help. Contact us today for a complimentary water assessment.