Besides hardness, high iron levels in water is the most common problem well owners deal with. With the right water filter, however, you can remove iron from your well water quickly and easily. Some filters, like water softeners, are ideal for removing mild traces of iron while others, like reverse osmosis filters, are better at removing many minerals and harmful substances. Choose the right filter for your well water to make it drinkable once again.
Test your well water to determine the best water purifying option. Before you determine how to filter your water, send a sample to a laboratory for testing. This will give you a better idea of what harmful minerals besides iron are in your water and help guide you when choosing a water purifying system.
Choose a water softener exclusively for removing iron. Water softeners are generally equipped to replace iron with other minerals in water but may not remove more harmful minerals, like arsenic or sulfur. If you have tested your well water and found other minerals besides iron in it, another option might suit your needs better. void water softeners if you are on a low sodium diet. Water softeners work by replacing iron minerals with sodium, and they require salt to work. If you cannot currently handle a high sodium diet, another iron removal method (like oxidation filtration or reverse osmosis) might be ideal. Because sodium cannot be absorbed in significant quantities through the skin, using a water softener is safe for low-sodium diets for water that you wash or clean with.
est the well water again after installing a water softener system. After you have installed your water softener system, send another sample to a nearby laboratory for testing. Check for any harmful minerals remaining in the water that your softener system might not have filtered out.