Metallic Odor is caused by Iron and Rust Problems

Metallic Odor Caused by Iron in CT Water

Iron and Hard Water stains from the Battelle Study for WQA. May 1, 2009

Connecticut has some of the country’s worst iron problems.

4 Quick Facts About Iron & Rust in Your Water:

1. The good news – it’s not harmful
2. The bad news – it stains everything.
3. And…it doesn’t go away.
4. It usually co-exists with manganese which gives you black stains in your dishwasher.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Iron and Rust

What is iron?

  • Iron is an element found naturally in the ground. CT has lots of it!

Some people confuse iron with hardness, but they are not the same.

  • Iron causes red and orange stains
  • Hardness leaves white spots, soap scum and makes it hard to make soap bubbles.

Why use a Softener to treat iron?

  • Because it works great on CT iron bearing water
  • And, you have the added cost saving benefit of softened water

Metallic Odor in Well WaterHow do I remove iron and rust stains from my clothing, bathtub, sink or toilet bowl?

  • Don’t use bleach. It makes it worse. And don’t put the stained clothes in the dryer- that sets the stain.
  • Try products that contain sodium hydrosulfite such as RUST OUT or IRON OUT.
  • Try products that contain oxalic acid like WHINK.
  • These products work great but smell very strong- so be careful. Also, be sure to rinse well. The products can bleach fabric if you leave any residue.

Should I drill a deeper well or a new well?

  • You can, BUT there is absolutely no guarantee the new or deeper well will have better water quality. In fact, it could be worse.

My next door neighbor has better water. How is that possible?

  • Your well is fed with underground veins called aquifers.
  • Each aquifer can cause a different water problem

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Want even more information about iron? Go to: www.epa.gov

 

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