Sediment, Sand, Silt
Sediment, Sand and Silt are particulate matter that can occur in both private wells and municipal water supplies. It can come from decay of old pipes that bring the water into your home as well as the actual water supply itself, soil erosion, waste discharge, urban runoff, and eroding stream banks. All scenarios where this particulate is present leads to build up in shower heads and faucets, damage to appliances and washing machines and creates low water pressure throughout the home. It may not be totally visible but can cause a cloudiness or haziness of water.