I have had a electric 28 gallon lowboy water heater that was disconnected and empty about two years at my beach house and now I have been flushing it with fresh water and was wondering if the rusty water I am seeing will ever get clear. It has almost cleared up but does not seem to be getting any better. I am doing this outside with a hose hooked up and at the moment do not have the funds for a new one. Does anyone know if this water heater is trashed from sitting. Just trying to save a buck. The heater was only in use for about three years before taken out.