Iron can infiltrate your well water in two different ways. Seepage and corrosion. By seepage it joins rain and melted snow as it travels from the surface of the ground and through the soil to become part of the water supply. With corrosion, the combination of water and oxygen causes iron to deteriorate. If the casings and pipes contain iron, it is transferred to the water supply.
Iron is not harmful to the human body, but it can cause damage to your plumbing, creating stains and causing clogs in the pipes.« Back to Glossary Index