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Yellow water

Post by Jeff66 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:10 pm

Twice, now, in recent weeks, we've turned on taps, or flushed a loo to find the water has a distinctly yellow tinge, or is bright yellow in the pan, like you didn't flush after all. :shock:

After collecting a sample and leaving it to settle, it settles out reddish brown, and is clearly iron oxide. :roll:

The first occasion was at the end of May, when we had had a month's rain in two hours, so we just coped.
The second was when our neighbour had a leak in her cellar before the meter, so unleashed the full 10 bar or whatever. That time the Mairie sent someone who did a purge upstream from us.

But the worst thing for us, and apparently nothing can be done: the pH of the water is 6.3-6.4. Eyes firmly closed in the shower, and it tastes metallic, even when clear. It also leaves a blue ring on the white porcelain.......probably copper sulphate from brass fittings and some few copper pipes. Mr Muscle removes it.
At least we don't get limescale.

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Re: Yellow water

Post by Tom » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:17 pm

It happens about six times a year with us. Evidently the mains pipes are made of iron and they have become old and fragile, causing them to break frequently. Luckily the water becomes clear again within 48 hrs.
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Re: Yellow water

Post by Le Démerdeur » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:35 pm

I had Tango flourescent orange water in my WC but that was before flushing, it was down to the anti-biotics I had to take while recovering from sepsis.

As someone that pays an equal interest in what comes out of my body as to what goes in it was very disconcerting and lasted quite some time after stopping the tablets.

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Re: Yellow water

Post by mysty » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:05 pm

There was a member on FE who claimed her hair went yellow from the water :o
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Re: Yellow water

Post by curtis » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:10 pm

Is that what's called "a golden shower" ? :shock:
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Re: Yellow water

Post by Le Démerdeur » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:37 pm

I must have been sleepwalking :lol:

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Re: Yellow water

Post by bubbles1 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:49 pm

curtis wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:10 pm
Is that what's called "a golden shower" ? :shock:
No - Ill explain when you are older :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Yellow water

Post by bluehighway » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:26 am

The tap water where I am in 86 is vile. :|
It was delicious down in 34.

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Re: Yellow water

Post by Jeff66 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:14 am

Mine tastes metallic, like sucking an old nail.
And my coffee is sour.... The pH is so acidic that milk just on the turn, (so usable), instantly curdles when added to a coffee made with our water.

But we pay top dollar...well, this IS the Haute Vienne. We also pay huge sums in Habitation and Foncieres, then have €160 a year added on to empty our bins!!! Meanwhile, unlike the neighbouring Charente and Dordogne, they go out doing fauchage regularly, so mowing down all the lovely wild flowers that thrive just over the border!!! Grrrrrrrrr.

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Re: Yellow water

Post by Doug » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:50 am

Jeff66 wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:14 am
Mine tastes metallic, like sucking an old nail.
I'm amazed at what some people get up to, myself I can think of much better things to suck. ;)

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