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Iron in Drinking Water

This is an off-site resource (leaving Cooperative Extension website)

Publication Number: PNW-00589

Author/Sponsor: Fred Sorensen


Short Description:
Available online only. Although iron in drinking water is not considered a health problem, it can stain plumbing fixtures and clothing and leave an unpleasant taste. This publications describes the four types of iron found in water and suggests treatment options for contaminated water. There is even a table to help you identify your specific problem before seeking the best solution.

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