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Written by: Donavan Jones on October 25, 2018

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Why Is My Water Brown

rusty sinkHave you ever turned on the faucet expecting to see clear water but instead you see your water with a red, yellow or brown hue to it? Have you noticed rust-colored stains on your clothes or appliance? Reddish-brown rust is an alarming color to see in your drinking water. Don’t panic as it’s most likely iron contamination. Iron is the 4th most common mineral in the earth’s crust. It is also present in groundwater. As pipes and well casting age, corrode and rust, they can leech into the water as the water flows through it.

Common Causes For Your Water To Be Brown

Over time, corrosion deposits such as rust and minerals can become trapped in the water lines and make their way into your plumbing system in several ways.

  • Long-Standing water is in contact with oxidized iron particles
  • Increase water usage
  • The fire services using hydrants for emergencies
  • Resuming water flow after repairs
  • An old or damaged service pipe

Can Iron In My Water Affect My Health

City water is filtered for iron, but the utility company only reduces the iron levels below the legal concentration limit. This limit is 0.3 mg/L. Iron isn’t removed completely. Our Water Treatment Company has Iron Treatment Systems that will remove the iron from your water. Don’t hesitate any longer. Give Eagle Water a call today!

I Use A Private Well

Private wells are not usually filtered. If there are iron in the source water or from your pipes, it will remain there until you filter it out. Our Iron Treatment Systems will remedy this problem.

Why Call Eagle Water

Iron contamination in your water is not dangerous but can cause undesirable odors, tastes, colors, stains, slimes, and in the case of iron bacteria, can create an environment for other harmful organisms to grow. There are so many different kinds of iron in the water. Eagle Water can identify which form you are dealing with to determine which type of removal Iron Treatment System will work.

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Donavan Jones

About Donavan Jones

Donavan Jones is the marketing manager at Florida Water Analysis. He's an expert in inbound marketing and lead generation. In his spare time, Donavan is developing a video game with his friends and family.