Iron is a troublesome mineral when found in drinking water. It makes up 5 percent of the earth’s crust. As rainwater soaks into the ground, it dissolves iron. It then enters into the aquifers that your well water comes from. As little as 0.3mg/L can cause water to turn a reddish brown color. Your sinks, tubs, and clothes can also become stained. Iron can also cause your water to have a metallic taste. When combined with tea, coffee, and other drinks, it produces a very undesirable taste. Cooking vegetables in water containing iron can cause them to become dark looking.
Funks Klear Water can perform a free Water Test on your water to determine the amount of iron in it. The best way to treat iron in water is with a Sanitizer Plus water conditioner. This unit can treat up to 10 mg/L of iron. It will remove the iron from your water leaving you with clean, clear, and good tasting water.