Turbidity In Water
Looks Like Murky or Milky Water
Turbidity is simply dirt or other suspended soils such as dissolved lime rock or silica or run-off of other organic matter into water supplies. These solids cause a cloudy or milky appearance. In addition to looking unpleasant they can clog small water openings and cause wear on plumbing valves, seats, and washers. While these particles are generally invisible to the naked eye when only a few are present they are sometimes prolific enough to clog a water pipe.