Scientists define sand as grains that measure from 1/400 inch (0.06 millimeter) to 1/12 inch (2.1 millimeters) in diameter. Sand is also referred to as a loose material, usually composed of grains of mineral quartz.
In private well water, often what appears to be sand, is actually particulate material from various sources.
It is important to properly identify the source or cause of the “sand” in order to choose the right filter or system, or to decide if a filter system is needed, since often the source of the particulate can be corrected.
Treatment options include whole house cartridge filter,filter strainers, and self-cleaning sediment filters.