Problem: Copper =  Blue/Green Staining

WQA Recommended
Treatment Methods

Potential Health Effects
from Ingestion of Water

  • Gastrointestinal irritation

Sources of Contaminant
in Drinking Water

  • Natural/industrial deposits
  • Wood preservatives
  • Plumbing

Problem: Tannins = Yellow/Red Staining

WQA Recommended
Treatment Methods

  • Whole House Anion Exchange Softening
  • Whole House UF-Ultra Pro Filtration
  • Whole House Activated Carbon
  • Well Chlorination
  • Reverse Osmosis
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  • Water Filtration Systems

Effects On Water If Left Untreated

  • Visible tint

Sources of Contaminant
in Drinking Water

  • Tannins
  • Natural deposits
  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Manganese

Problem: Manganese =  Dark Brown/Black Staining

WQA Recommended
Treatment Methods

Effects On Water If Left
Untreated

  • Dark brown-black stains
  • Bitter, metallic taste

Sources of Contaminant
in Drinking Water

  • Natural deposits

Problem: Iron. Ferrous & Ferric = Red/Orange Staining

WQA Recommended
Treatment Methods

Effects On Water If Left
Untreated.

  • Rusty color
  • Sediment
  • Reddish or orange stains
  • Metallic taste
  • Rotten Egg Taste & Odor

Sources of Contaminant
in Drinking Water

  • Natural Deposits