Typically found in the back of a toilet tank, the only way to remove this bacteria is with a well chlorination. It is not harmful and no water softener will remove it.

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What is Iron in Water?

Known as the universal solvent, water dissolves a little bit of everything as it enters the ground and seeps into the earth.  As it does this, water dissolves minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron.  Iron is the mineral which stains our clothes, toilet, shower, and bathtub.  High amounts of iron will turn our hair an orange color.  It’s not pleasant and does not clean up well.  It can be one of the most troubling and unstable contaminants we as water professionals deal with.  Read more

Iron Bacteria in Water

Not all iron is the same. Many homes on well water in Northeastern Illinois are subjected to different types of iron such as ferrous iron, ferric iron, and iron bacteria. Many people are familiar with ferrous and/or ferric iron because it will stain clothes and water fixtures. Both ferric and ferrous iron in your water are easily removed using Read more