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Water is yellow to dark brown

Water color can vary from yellow to dark brown even after softening and/or filtering and does not clear up after standing for 24 hours.

Indicates the presence of tannins (humic acid) in the water. This is common where water passes through coal veins, peaty soils and decaying vegetation.

Treatment: Remove using chlorination with a detention tank or a special anion exchange unit.

Always have your water tested and base any treatment on those results. Our Water Quality Interpretation Tool will aid you in your decisions.

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