Cloudy water is usually caused by dissolved or suspended solids in your water. Solids in your water, or “turbidity,” is usually caused by construction, storms, or urban runoff near your water supply. Turbidity can range from a low turbidity to high turbidity – higher levels of turbidity can be responsible for gastrointestinal diseases. This is caused by viruses or bacteria attaching to the suspended solids, and contaminating the water. In addition, suspended solids can protect bacteria from ultraviolet sterilization.
Most of the time, your water can contain a high level of solids without becoming cloudy – that is why it is always a good idea to have your water tested.
Addarios offers FREE water testing to determine if your water is safe or not.
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