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Groundwater Contamination: Iron

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Iron in Your Drinking Water? There’s a Solution!

Have you noticed a metallic taste in your water? Or do you have orange stains around your sinks, tub drains, or toilets? It could be caused by high iron content in your water. This is a common issue for many well water systems.

Even if you’re on city water, orange staining may indicate the presence of iron in your municipal aquifer.

Should you be concerned about high iron content? How does it can affect your health? What can you do about it? Let’s take a look at the facts.

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The Problems with High Iron Content in Your Tap Water

There are cleaning products that can remove the stains, but excess iron causes deeper issues for you and your plumbing! Iron in your tap water can lead to various issues beyond just the unsightly stains. It can affect the taste and odor of your water, giving it a metallic taste and an unpleasant smell.

Additionally, high iron levels can corrode pipes and plumbing fixtures over time, leading to costly repairs and replacements. Furthermore, iron buildup in appliances like dishwashers and washing machines can reduce their efficiency and lifespan.

Effects of High Iron on Your Health

While iron is an essential mineral for the body, too much iron in the body can have negative effects on health. High levels of iron in drinking water have been linked to gastrointestinal issues such as stomach cramps, nausea, and diarrhea.

Long-term exposure to high iron levels may also contribute to the development of iron overload disorders, which can lead to organ damage and other serious health complications.

Testing and Treatment

Fortunately, there are solutions! U.S. Water offers comprehensive testing and treatment services for iron in your tap water. Unlike simple stain removal methods, U.S. Water addresses the root cause of the issue, so you can ensure your water is safe and free from iron contamination.

We can test your water for iron and other substances in our certified test lab. Solutions are customized to your specific water issues, so you only pay for the type and level of treatment you need.

If you’d like to know more or would like to schedule a water test, let’s talk!

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The Right Solution Starts with an Accurate Test

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U.S. Water offers comprehensive well water testing services through itsWisconsin state-certified water testing lab. This ensures the most accurate testing and, with our test facility onsite, you are guaranteed a fast turnaround time. In addition to our basic analysis, we offer a full range of certified water tests and well inspection services.