Frequently Asked Questions

The blue green stains are caused by acidic water reacting with copper pipes. A neutralizer filter is recommended to fix this situation.

Then red/orange stains are caused by high iron levels in the water. An aeration filter is recommended to remove iron from the water.

The tan color in the water is due to tannin that are a result of decayed vegetation. A carbon filter can remove the color from the water.

The tank could be waterlogged, the well screws may be damaged, or a check valve may have failed.

This is due to hydrogen sulfide gas in the water.  The tank may be waterlogged, or you may have the wrong type of tank.

This is probably due to a waterlogged tank.

The EPA recommends the well gets tested for bacteria annually or if the well is opened.


Water Works Pump & Well, Inc.
21220 Highway 36
Covington, LA 70433

Fax: 985-892-9128

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Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm

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