Water Education - Water Quality

Remove Iron and Manganese from Water

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Manganese and iron (especially the latter) produce problems to water appliances and increase the hardness of water. Many types of treatment are effective for the removal of iron and manganese from water, but not all methods are equally effective under all conditions.

Generally speaking, there are three basic methods to treat water containing these two contaminants. These are:

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1) Ion exchange water softeners

2) Oxidation and filtration