By Gerry Bulfin, CEO, Clean Water Systems & Stores Inc.
Iron is one of the earth's most plentiful resources, making up at least five percent of the earth's crust. In well water iron is usually found as ferrous iron, which is in a dissolved state and may appear clear when first drawn from the tap.
When the level of iron in water exceeds the 0.3 mg/l limit, the water may have a red, brown, or yellow color and stain laundry and fixtures. The water may also have a metallic taste and an offensive odor. Water system distribution piping can become restricted or clogged, and for homeowners, appliances such as water heaters, dishwashers and washing machines plugged with rust and sediment.