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8 Year old house, copper plumbing, domestic 50 gal water heater.

S-load of sand in bathtub last night right after filling tub.  First time happening, and again, a lot of sand.

Public water supply.

Water heater appears to be find.  (Though I'll bleed later today; hard water not an issue here, though.)

Local water company issue I'm thinking?

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Had them out yesterday; not them.  

Bled heater; nothing visible, though did fill white tub up again last night using hot water; full of sand/silt again.  Nothing cold side.

Aren't water heater's lined so when they corrode, corrosion isn't introduce into water?

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On 3/18/2022 at 4:12 AM, Jerry Simon said:

Had them out yesterday; not them.  

Bled heater; nothing visible, though did fill white tub up again last night using hot water; full of sand/silt again.  Nothing cold side.

Aren't water heater's lined so when they corrode, corrosion isn't introduce into water?

It's totally normal for water heaters to accumulate debris at the bottom of their tanks. The debris looks a lot like sand. I wash out my water heater every few years and end up with a few cups of the stuff each time. The real question is how it's getting from the bottom of your tank all the way up to the top of the tank and into the distribution pipes. That's not normal. 

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