Tuesday, February 28, 2012

a little shaken

i have been noting an increase in samples with iron bacteria in them and remembered a couple of earthquakes last year.
While not dangerous (at least mostly) an earthquake occurring in an area that does not get them frequently will create some disturbance in wells.
This is an issue because it is unusual for us to have earthquakes, yet last year we had 2.
the pattern:

Earthquakes in Connecticut

Aug 23, 2011
March 24, 2011

November 30, 2010
June 23, 2010

March 11, 2008

August 26, 2003

June 16, 2000

January 9, 1992

Oct 28, 1991

From 1668 to 2007 Connecticut has had 137 earthquakes

opening new veins of water and losing iron in old veins is expected.
They clear up - over time, but with treatment systems, any iron bacteria will raise havoc!
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