One of the most common water quality problems is how to remove iron from drinking water. Too much iron in water makes a metallic taste as well as making food turn black during cooking. So too much iron in water makes for nasty tasting water as well as making some bad looking food too. There are health risks with iron in water too.
One of the health problems is some people have a genetic tendency to store iron in the body. This means iron accumulates over time and can be the start of a whole range of health issues. Also excessive manganese, another mineral, is often present in high iron water. That can cause some other health problems too.
Getting the iron out may require different processes depending on the amount of iron and the type of water. Sometimes use of chemicals is required to help in the elimination of the iron. Then a filter system can get at the chemicals to purify the water.
Many times getting the iron out is fairly easy. Sometimes all you may need is a whole house water filtration system that just includes a special cartridge made to get out the iron. That’s the simplest solution if a special filter will work.
You can often remove iron from drinking water with a special cartridge that’s part of home water filtration systems. Especially reverse osmosis water filter systems can include a special filter that reduces iron. That one filter may be enough to produce good tasting water with reduced iron content.