Hoping someone had this issue, and can shed some light. I have a iron sump pit, with a pump that spits out rusty water to the outside. where there is a concrete driveway, and it gets stained easily. I tried flushing the whole system with Rust out and lots of water, but i still have rusty water coming out. Temporary i extended the pipe with a extension so it lands on grass, but it then blocks parking to side of house. Someone mention it could be iron bacteria, and to try lemon or chlorine. Before i do any of that, if anyone has any suggestions please let me know.
It does have pvc pipes taking water out, It maybe the sump pit. I called plumber to take look at it closely. Hoping I can get solution figured out soon.
I have seen quite a few homes where the iron is in the ground water , the people have to monthly clean the sump pit with a garden hose . But the rust still comes back
I’m thinking of giving it a good thorough clean. Plumber said to leave it, it’s fine, unless u really want to replace it. Offered to change where it shoots out, but don’t know how to make it less invasive yet. He’ll get back to me, maybe he’ll come up with something.
Do you have any yard space to put in a small drywell? If you discharge to a drywell, you won't have a staining issue because the water outlet will be under ground.
You could try some of those tabs that you drop in your toilet tank to prevent rust, don't know if it would help, just a thought.
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