Iron & Manganese Removal Filters
Iron is the most abundant mineral present in the earth’s crust and eventually, it makes way into your well water. High iron content in water is one of the most frustrating problems for homeowners with wells. From brown coloured water to bright orange staining in toilets and bathtubs, its impact can be seen, smelled, tasted, and felt.
High iron in water stains laundry, toilets, bathtubs, sinks, and your plumbing fixtures by leaving yellowish-brown spots. Vivid orange streaks will appear in your toilet bowl. Bright red and yellow trails will appear around the rim of your sinks and surrounding the drains.
Even in low concentration, iron leaves the water with a metallic aftertaste and smell, which ruins the experience. Any beverage made with iron-rich water also bears the same metallic and bitter taste.
Not to forget, as iron residues flow through your pipes, it can accumulate to clog your plumbing resulting in reduced water pressure and diminished performance from your water-using appliances. The effects can be felt through repair and replacement costs of pumps, pipes, appliances, fixtures, and sprinklers.
How does Iron & Manganese in Water Impact Your Health?
Iron is an essential trace element and is necessary for the proper functioning of the human body. The US Environmental Protection Agency considers iron in well water as a secondary contaminant, which means it does not have a direct impact on health.
However, iron toxicity is a possibility when ingesting iron at concentrations higher than 10 ppm and is usually associated with abdominal pain and headaches. High concentrations of manganese ingested over the long term have been shown to cause toxicity to nervous systems in humans. Pregnant women, children, and the elderly are most at risk for a high intake of manganese.