WATER SOFTENER – HARD WATER, IRON & MANGANESE
A water softener is effective in removing some of the most common contaminants found in private wells or the public water supply in Mansfield. The main issues are the hard water minerals magnesium and calcium and possibly iron or manganese.. Small amounts of these minerals can have large affects on your home’s water quality. The EPA maximum allowable levels for iron as a secondary contaminant is .3 parts per million and for manganese is .05 parts per million. As you can see, these are very small amounts, but their affects can create quite an impact.
A water softener is effective in removing dissolved forms of iron & manganese and hard water minerals. To remove particulate iron or manganese, a cartridge filter with proper micron rating will be effective. Selecting the appropriate micron rating and style of filter can be determined by a water treatment professional based on water test results and other symptoms. For more information on Iron and Manganese in water, see our published articles in Water Technology Magazine at the following link: http://publications/.
OTHER AFFECTS OF IRON, MANGANESE & HARD WATER
Hard water affects include corrosion and scaling inside pipes, as well as major staining throughout the home’s showers, bathtubs, and sinks. Hard water is also notorious for destroying hot water heaters way ahead of their useful life. Scale build-up inside hot water heaters can insulate the temperature sensor inside the tank causing them to work much harder to bring the temperature up to the set level. For more on hard water see hard water epa.
Iron and manganese in water can create orange,rusty or black/brown staining and corrosion of water using appliances and the plumbing distribution system in the home as well.
The most appropriate type of water softener or other water filtration system cannot be determined without water testing. For more on water testing, see the link at http://water-testing/.
H2O Care is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989,with offices in Stow and Middleton, MA. See our published articles in Water Technology magazines at publications. Contact us at service @h2ocare.com or 800-539-1100.