RainDance Water Systems & Iron Filters
Iron and to a
lesser extent Manganese are common in well water supplies across the US.
The main complaint with these metals is the reddish/orange staining on
laundry and appliances. Irrigation water containing iron and manganese
will also cause orange staining on buildings, fences and walkways
Manganese staining is typically black or brown.
Aside from iron
staining problems, drinking water containing high iron and manganese can
have a bitter metallic taste. Our filter systems are designed to remove
iron and manganese for better drinking, cooking, and all water uses.
Systems has extensive experience treating well water supplies and offer
many types of water filters and softeners specifically designed to treat
problem well water. Please Contact Us to help you with your iron and
Iron & Manganese
- What are iron
- Iron (Fe) and
manganese (Mn) are metallic elements present in many types of rock.
Both are found naturally in ground water in most if not all regions
of the US. Aesthetic levels for iron in drinking water is less than
or equal to 0.3 mg/L or ppm while the level for manganese in
drinking water is less than or equal to 0.05 mg/L or ppm. Water with
high levels of iron and manganese may cause staining on plumbing
fixtures and laundry. High can cause off color, bad bitter tastes,
and rust flakes in the water. Similarity, manganese typically form
black particles and also give the water an off color and unpleasant
- Calcium &
Mangnesium Hard Water
- What is hard
- Water that is hard
contains calcium and magnesium compounds. Rain water is naturally
soft - it does not contain any minerals, but as it seeps through the
ground it can pick up minerals, such as calcium and magnesium
compounds, from the soil and rocks it passes through. If rain water
passes through soft rocks like chalk or limestone, it picks up these
minerals. If it passes through hard rocks, such as granite or
through peaty soils, it does not pick up these minerals and so
remains soft. Hard water causes pipes to scale to collect in coffee
makers, dishwashers and washing machines. If the scale collects in
hot water haeters it shortens their life and makes appliances less
efficient. It is also more difficult to work up a lather from soap,
washing up liquid and washing powders.
Sulfide Water Odor
- What is sulfur
- Sulfur in your well
water supply is easily recognized by its offensive odor. Hydrogen
sulfide gas causes "rotten-egg" or sulfur water smell. High
concentrations can also change the taste of the water. As well as,
corrode metals such as iron, steel, copper and brass. Hydrogen
sulfide amounts of 0.5 mg/l or more are usually noticed, even in
cold water. Wells drilled in shale or sandstone, or near coal or oil
fields often have hydrogen sulfide present.Hydrogen sulfide may also
be produced when sulfate in well water converts to hydrogen sulfide.
Certain non-disease-producing bacteria (sulfur bacteria) use the
oxygen in the sulfate to form hydrogen sulfide.
Dissolved Solids, Salts In Well Water
What is TDS?
Total dissolved solids (TDS) is a measure of the total
amount of all the materials that are dissolved in water. These
materials, both natural and anthropogenic (made by humans), are
mainly inorganic solids, with a minor amount of organic material.
Depending on the type of water, TDS can vary greatly from a few
milligrams per liter to percent levels (tens of thousands of
milligrams per liter). Seawater contains 3.5% (35,000 mg/L) TDS.
Elevated TDS levels are often due to natural environmental features
such as: mineral springs, carbonate deposits, salt deposits and sea
water intrusion, but other sources may include: salts used for road
de-icing, sewage, drinking water treatment chemicals, stormwater and
agricultural runoff, and wastewater discharges. The U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Secondary Drinking Water
Standards recommends that the TDS concentrations in drinking water
not exceed 500 mg/L based on taste and aesthetics.
- National Secondary
Drinking Water Regulations (NSDWRs or secondary standards) are
non-enforceable guidelines regulating contaminants that may cause
cosmetic effects (such as skin or tooth discoloration) or aesthetic
effects (such as taste, odor, or color) in drinking water. EPA
recommends secondary standards to water systems but does not require
systems to comply. However, states may choose to adopt them as
- EPA Secondary
Drinking Water Limits For The Following:
- Color 15 (color
- Chloride 250 mg/L
Iron 0.3 mg/L
Odor 3 threshold odor number
Total Dissolved Solids 500 mg/L
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