What may cause green or bluish-green stains on fixtures?
The pH of well water in Wake County is generally less than 6.5 and therefore acidic. Acidic water reacts with copper pipes and copper in fixtures resulting in the blue-green stains. A common remedy is to install an acid neutralizer water treatment system. Another option is to replace copper pipes with plastic pipes.

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1. Are these inspections required before I can get my Certificate of Occupancy (CO)?
2. Can I get my water tested for free and If not why?
3. Do I need a permit to drill a new well or to repair or abandon an existing well?
4. How do I test for red muddy water or reddish staining?
5. How often should I have my well tested?
6. My well water has a bad smell like sulfur, what tests should be run and what can be done to fix this?
7. What determines whether I can keep an existing well or have to abandon it?
8. What do I need to do to maintain and protect my well?
9. What do I do if coliform bacteria are found in my well water?
10. What do I do if bacteria are found on a follow up sample after the well has been chlorinated?
11. What if I am concerned about pesticides, petroleum, or radon?
12. What inspections, if any, are required for my well?
13. What may cause green or bluish-green stains on fixtures?
14. What should I have my water tested for?
15. What types of payments are accepted by Yadkin County?
16. Where and how can I have my well water tested?