occasional black sediment in well water
Hi, we occasionally have black sediment in our well water. Noticed it when the cold water was on. This happens once in awhile, but if you run the water for a few minutes it clears up. It normally happens when you first turn on the faucet.I don't recall ever noticing it when the water was on a for long time.
Up to a few years ago we always had very good water a bit hard but no smell. Then it started smelling a bit funny and there seems to be iron in it. Coincidentally, my neighbor, had trouble with his well running out of water and about 2 yrs ago he blasted his well with nitrogen? to open up a vein??.
I'm not sure what we should do?
#1 have the water tested by an independent source, not a company that sells water treatments
or contact a company like Culligan?
#2 Install a whole house water filter. Does it go before water tank or after?
#3 Could it be the pipes? House was built in the 1950s.
Thank you in advance. Lori