Discoloured Water

Water colour:

o Rust-brown – caused by IRON
o Turquoise-blue – caused by COPPER
o Coffee-brown or violet-purple – caused by MANGANESE

Check for Causes

o Metal equipment, e.g. cast iron pump, filter, and metal pipes.
o Corrosive water conditions
o Use of certain copper based products
o Use of borehole water

Is the Water Clear or Cloudy?

o Clear-green (Lime Juice) – Metal problem
o Cloudy-green – Metal and/or Algae problem


Refer to:
o Green Algae
o Stains