What is the normal limit of iron in well water?
The acceptable limit is usually 0.3mg/Litre
There is no such thing as an "iron leak" in well water. Iron is almost always present in varying amounts in well water because there is a lot of iron in the ground. Whether or not it can cause this hair complaint is unknown to me and I would suggest that is a question to be asked of a doctor or a hair specialist.
Pure (or distilled) water does not contain iron. If the water has travelled through an iron pipe, it will dissolve some iron. Well water or water from many other sources contains some iron because the soil contains some iron compounds, which can dissolve. Sea water contains iron. But the actual amount varies quite a bit.
You can't remove the iron from your well specifically because the iron leeches into the well from the surrounding soil. What you can do is use a filtration and water softening sytem to help reduce the iron content of the water being used inside the home (cooking, bathing, drinking, etc...). Filtering the water for your garden hose is pointless, however, as all you'll be doing is recycling the iron back into the soil.
Extream amy of Iron in private well water. Well used for irrigation and house both. Water softener installed in garage for house use water. 8 years old and iron smell, stains and taste are back.?
Yes. Many homes have their own water well/water pump. It sometimes can depend on the depth of the well, or simply the location of where the water well is drilled. The softness of water can vary from house, even in the same neighborhood. Some drill sites have a lot of iron and rust in the water, while others in the same area have good, clear, soft water. But there are many good water softeners that…
How iron bacterias like Leptothrix and Galeona can be eradicated successfully from the well water sources?
iron is a major problem in many rural water supplies. It stains laundry, bathroom fixtures and water-using appliances a reddish- brown colour, and gives an objectionable taste to foods and beverages. In well water, iron usually occurs in its ferrous state. The water is clear when freshly drawn, but once exposed to air the iron will oxidize and go into a ferric state. It will be seen as red discoloured water and forms insoluble rust…