Iron in your well water in Marion, Hamilton, Hendricks, or Boone County

Posted by Theresa Timmons on June 15, 2016

Do you have well water? Do you live in Marion, Hamilton, Hendricks, or Boone County?

Chances are pretty good that you have a significant amount of iron in your water.

If you have more than 2 ppm of iron, it may be worth considering additional filtration, as in something more than a traditional water softener.

Iron is 4 times more difficult to remove than hardness. In other words, if you have 3 ppm of iron, it is the same as adding 12 more grains of hardness to your water. More hardness requires more softening capacity – which means your softener will regenerate more frequently. And use more salt.

Iron is also tough on resin. If it lingers in a resin bed – if the softener doesn’t regenerate often enough or the brine isn’t strong enough – the iron can infiltrate the resin bead and cause damage, eventually compromising the softening ability of the bed.

A few years ago the equipment choices for removing iron were more limited. But today there are many affordable options. Even ‘problem’ water with extra heavy amounts of iron can be effectively treated.

We can help you make the right choice. If you would like to know how much iron is in your water, call for a free water test.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.