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USGS Spotlight Questions
What can be causing our water to have a reddish color?
Your water might be affected by iron, a commonly occurring constituent of drinking water. Iron tends to add a rusty, reddish brown (or sometimes yellow) color to water, and leaves particles of the same color.
What is groundwater?
Groundwater is water that flows or seeps downward and saturates soil or rock, supplying springs and wells.