Manganese is seldom found alone in a water
supply, is usually accompanied by iron. Concentrations as low as 0.05
part per million of manganese will produce dark brown or black staining.
Fabrics washed in manganese-bearing waters are almost invariably
stained. Deposits collect in plumbing, and tap water frequently contains
a black sediment and turbidity.
What Are The Problems With Well Water
Manganese in water can brown to black stains on laundry, dishes,
and plumbing fixtures such as sinks. In addition, iron can clog wells,
pumps, sprinklers, and other devices such as dishwashers, which can lead
to costly repairs. Manganese gives a metallic taste to water, and can affect
foods and beverages we drink such as tea and coffee.
Manganese Bacteria form a black or dark grey slime in pipes, valves,
tanks, and less frequently used water lines. This bacteria reduces
Manganese and combines it with available sulfur, producing
Managanese Sulfide, which has a disagreeable rotten egg smell. Well
sanitation should remove this bacteria, but the underlying Manganese
problem should also be addressed.
Commercial Iron Filters:
Commercial well water filtration systems