When water is pumped out of the ground, well, lake, or other collection sources, it can contain microscopic particulates, including clay, minerals, and inorganic and organic particles. These suspended solids may be present in the drinking water if they are not entirely filtered out. Some particulates are so tiny they may not be noticeable without a water quality test.
Is colloidal clay safe to drink?
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), not much is known about any health effects that suspended solids such as clay may have in drinking water. There is currently no direct evidence linking clay and organic colloids to health risks, but it does affect water quality.
The water may have a cloudy, murky, or dark appearance. It is also possible that bacteria, viruses, and pathogens can bind to the colloidal clay and other particles making its removal difficult at the water treatment plant. Furthermore, private wells without water filtration and purification are also at risk for clay in water.
It is not recommended to consume water with colloidal clay or organic particulate matter.
What to do about clay in well water
Installing a water filtration and purification system that filters out clay and other particulates, like The Water Source, will ensure your water is clean.
Should I have my water tested for colloidal clay?
Your tap water should be clear, clean, with no aftertaste. If it isn’t, you should have a water test as soon as possible. You may have colloidal clay, contaminants, or other particulates in your drinking water.
How to remove clay sediment from well water?
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