High Iron Solution
Hi, I have been reading the board for a while and would like to ask for advice on removing the iron from our well water.
The water has been tested by a certified lab recommended by the town health department using a sample from the base of the pressure tank:
TDS 100 ppm
hardness 34.2 ppm
iron 4 ppm
Not detected: Iron bacteria, manganese, copper, Nitrates, sulfides, tanin.
A year ago we installed a birm filter followed by a carbon filter (in series) that worked well except for the washer when bleach was used. This setup no longer works very well.
Our neighbors have softeners by culligan, kinetico, etc... The softeners have not effectively solved their iron problems.
The house is 3000 sqft, 5 bed/ 5bath, one 80 gal tub, 4 residents (two infants). Water supply is 100' well with a constant pressure pump capable of delivering 25 gpm at 60 psi. Well has artesenal pressure 3-5 months out of the year.