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Sorry for the delay I just saw your question when I logged in this morning. It's not unusual for the water to have sediment in it after the water is shut off and the pipes drained. When you turn the water back on it picks up the sediment that clings to the inside of the pipes. However, if you still have questions about your hook-up I need pictures of the softener and the piping around it.
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