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Iron And Manganese In Water Are Too High

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Certified General Appraiser
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North Carolina
Well water has iron content which is 2.21 mg/l while recommended limit is 0.30 mg/l.

Manganese is at 0.53 mg/l while recommended limit is 0.05 mg/l.

What are the best solutions to this? How serious a problem is it? Do you have any idea on the costs, both up front and maintenance costs?

Thanks in advance,

Serge
 

Mountain Man

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Jan 15, 2002
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Certified General Appraiser
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Georgia
I'm not a water expert, all I do is appraise, but I did live in an area where we had so much iron in the water, I could have built a car per day. Got a water purification system, the professional kind, not the under the sink filter thingy, and it corrected our water problems. Cost about $4,000, but that was 10 year ago...... I’d bet it cost double that now. It would filter for minerals and eliminate the "hardness". Worked like a wonder, and all automatic. All I had to do was add pelletize salt once a month, for the filter to back wash and clean out.
 

Walter Kirk

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Jun 24, 2003
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Licensed Appraiser
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New Jersey
Is the water safe to drink? If so have other houses in the market area sold with untreated water?

If the water must be treated to sell at market price try treating the situation as functional obsolescense and use the cost of a treatment system as the cost to cure.
 
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