Dirty cistern options

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woodscape

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Hi all,

New to wells in general and I'm looking for any recommendations you may have.

Basically, I have a low yield well that feeds into a 1700 gal cistern, which is then pumped into my house to a well pressure tank, and finally through a sediment filter . Now, there is a significant amount of sediment at the bottom of the cistern and when I recently replaced my pressure switch, the water I released from the tank was extremely dirty. Unfortunately, the area I live in is notorious for having quite a bit of sediment in the well water and not many (cheap) options to help with that.

So my question, I'm curious if it would be recommended or advisable to connect a sediment filter to the well water pipe that feeds my cistern? I assume it would help keep the cistern, cistern pump, and well pressure tank clean? I haven't really seen this done before, and since my experience with wells is limited, figured I would ask the question.

Thanks!
 

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Be sure the sediment filter can handle the flow rate the well pump provides. Add a pressure gauge before the filter and record the pressure. As the filter clogs up with sediment, the pressure will increase. You might want to look into a spin down filter. Not very costly, see through housing, reusable filter, easy to clean and a valve to flush out sediments.
 

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Be sure the sediment filter can handle the flow rate the well pump provides. Add a pressure gauge before the filter and record the pressure. As the filter clogs up with sediment, the pressure will increase. You might want to look into a spin down filter. Not very costly, see through housing, reusable filter, easy to clean and a valve to flush out sediments.
Great idea about the pressure gauge. My well flow rate is quite low (1.5-2.5 gpm), so I figure any filter will handle that, but still a good call to verify. I'll definitively checkout the spin down filter, thanks for the recommendation!
 

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Great idea about the pressure gauge. My well flow rate is quite low (1.5-2.5 gpm), so I figure any filter will handle that, but still a good call to verify. I'll definitively checkout the spin down filter, thanks for the recommendation!
At that rate any 3/4 inch filter connection will work.
 
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