Collection: Removing Iron and Manganese from Water

Are you having issues with Iron or Manganese in your water?

If you are experiencing unpleasant metallic tastes, rust particles, staining on the bath and sink and other plumbing fixtures, or red water, chances are that your water may have high iron or manganese in the water.

Natural sources of iron and manganese are more common in deeper wells where the water has been in contact with rock for a longer time. Water coming from wells with high iron and/or manganese may appear colourless initially but orange-brown (iron) or black (manganese) stains or particles quickly appear as the water is exposed to air (oxygen).

CWS offers a range of filter systems to eliminate iron and manganese from well water. Our iron and manganese filter systems are able to deal effectively with all these problems and provide you with excellent quality water for your home.

Some of the benefits of our Iron & Manganese Removal Filters are:

  • Complete removal of iron & manganese from water
  • Prevents staining on plumbing fixtures, appliances & laundry
  • Increases lifespan of kitchen & bathroom appliances
  • Easy Regeneration
  • High Flow Rates
  • Saves water
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Problems Caused By High Iron in Water

Iron can drive homeowners crazy with its ability to make its way into a well water supply, affecting everything that uses water. Water containing high levels of iron and manganese can be unpleasant both in taste and appearance often causing staining of baths, basins and clothes.

Perhaps, it can also clog pipes and water pumps.

Here are some of the common problems homeowners complain about when they first contact us.

  • Brown/red staining on toilets, sinks, and tubs
  • Deposits on plumbing fittings and cooking utensils
  • Staining on laundry, especially whites
  • Low pressure from pipes
  • Metallic or bitter taste to water
  • Damage to water-using appliances
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Water Treatment Grants to Treat Iron & Manganese

You can save up to €1000 on your well water treatment through well water grants. If your house is more than 7 years old & you do not have access to an individual or group water scheme, you can qualify for this grant.

Celtic Water Solutions can carry out the detailed water test, assist you in your grant application process and go through each step to ensure the householder understands the whole process.

To know more about well water grants, reach out to our expert team and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I have an issue with iron or manganese in my water?

A water test is the only sure shot way to confirm if there may be a problem with the amount of iron and manganese in your water supply.

Here are the telltale signs that you have elevated iron concentrations in your water:

  • Your water looks yellow, reddish-orange, or brown.
  • Your water smells of rotten eggs.
  • You spot reddish-brown stains on your clothes.
  • Your fixtures and sinks have rust stains.
  • Your pumps and pipes are clogged with slime.

Water quality from a well can change depending on climate and other factors. It is highly recommended that homeowners using well water should conduct testing at least annually.

Why is having excess iron in the water harmful?

Iron is one of the many minerals that are essential for human health. However, excessive iron in water may have some negative effects, including the following:

  • Food and drinks made using rusty water may taste metallic and unappetizing.
  • Your sinks and other fixtures may stain over time.
  • You may incur major expenses towards plumbing because of blockages in pipes due to the accumulation of iron.

How does an iron filter work?

An iron filter works much like a water softener.

The iron filtration unit contains a “media bed,” like a water softener, but in this case, the media is not resin but an oxidizing agent such as manganese dioxide. When water passes through the bed, the media attracts soluble ferrous iron and converts it to an insoluble state. That allows a filter to capture the iron precipitate, leaving the water iron-free. The system is maintained with periodic backwashing to remove the precipitated iron and, less frequently, regeneration to refresh the oxidizing ability of the media bed.

Why is iron such a common issue in well water

High levels of iron are often found in well water because well water is sourced from groundwater, and iron is one of the most common naturally occurring metals in Earth’s geology.