From this thread: , you will see the legacy system I inherited with this house I bought. The house sat unoccupied for about 18-19 months. It has the original galvanized pipes and most of the plumbing system, there are some pipes that are copper. The water, when it is collected in a sink (white cast iron), toilet bowl or bucket is brown / rusty in color. Also the water pressure is low. What is causing this brown /rusty water and what is causing the water pressure to be low?

I plan to replace the pump and tank (maybe) but it is not in the cash budget this month.

Thanks, Pat