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Re: copper problem
Thanks Lee, I have already spoken with my well pump
company and the local Board of Health. The chemist at the Board of Health
told me that the only times he has ever heard of such a sudden increase in
copper content of well water was when there was a deterioration in the
electrical grounding of the house. That caused electrolysis which
dissolved the Cu into the water. I am going to follow up on this with my
electrician later tonight.
Does this make sense to you?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 5:13
Subject: Re: copper problem
In a message dated 3/27/01 9:43:42 AM, dansk1 at home_com writes:
water is leaching copper out of my pipes. >>
only is this a problem for your fish but it is a problem for your pipes.
They are dissolving and will sooner or later leak. You need to consult a
water plumbing contracting firm who are accustomed to dealing with
There are obviously ways to neutralize the water before it gets into
plumbing or you can replace the copper pipes with plastic before they
Municipal water systems go to significant effort to keep the water
alkaline so it doesn't dissolve copper.