May 4, 2023read more >
Elevated levels of iron (often called "rust") is a common water quality issue for many well owners. The fact that iron makes up five percent of the earth's crust and elementary iron readily dissolves in groundwater is one of the reasons it is so prevalent in wells. Iron is dissolved from the rocks and minerals that form aquifers. Generally, the longer the groundwater is underground and flowing through cracks, crevices, and pores, the higher the concentration of iron is likely to be.