Whole House Well Water Filters - Water Testing & Recommendations

 

Well water filters from RainDance Water Systems offer peace-of-mind and the knowledge of knowing that you have a reliable long lasting well water treatment solution. Please contact us at your leisure for a hassle free online consultation: Email Us: RainDanceWater@Consultant.com - our renown customer service, support, or design team will typically answer your questions within minutes, 7 days a week!

Iron & Manganese Well Water Filtration Systems
Next to hardness, the presence of iron is probably the most common water problem faced by consumers and water treatment professionals. The maximum contaminant levels for iron and manganese in potable water are 0.3 milligrams per liter (mg/l) and 0.05 mg/l, respectively. Iron and manganese in excess of the suggested maximum contaminant levels usually results in discolored water and staining of fixtures and clothing. Iron stains a browny, orange color; Manganese leaves black particles on fixtures and pipe work.

Removing iron and manganese from a water supply is not as straight forward as other treatment methods; treatment is dependent on some or all of the following things:
  • Amount and type of iron: There are three main types of iron in water, Ferrous Iron, Ferric Iron and bacterial iron all of which require differing treatment methods to remove them.
  • Other chemical and mineral parameters in the water: Sometimes the chemical or mineral composition of the water won't allow the iron removal system to work effectively such as a low pH, so one or more treatment methods may be required in addition to the iron removal unit.

The first step is to have the water tested, from the results we will be able to advise and design a suitable treatment system. If you already have a water test please fax (1-760-896-6999) or Email us the results and we will contact you with a proper recommendation. We also offer a free water testing service for new and current customers. To submit a water sample to RainDance Water Systems please click here.

 

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Iron & Manganese Filters - Water Softening - Nitrate Removal - Sulfate Filtration - Iron Bacteria Treatment - Sulfur Odor Filter - Sediment Sand Filters - Product Descriptions & Catalog Webpage Links Below:

The Iron Eater Series: These systems filter over twice as much iron and four times the water hardness as the Iron Max. Sodium or non-sodium potassium pellets are required for backwashing. Designed to filter higher levels of Ferrous (clear water iron), Ferric (red/orange as drawn), Manganese (black staining), and Hard Water (calcium and magnesium scale). For complete pricing and information please click on the Model Type you are interest in below:

Iron Eater-10: Designed for a household of 5 to 8 persons
Iron Eater-125: Designed for higher well flow rates from 15gpm to 22gpm
Twin Iron Eater: Alternating twin tanks designed for continuous filtration
 
Have a Iron Eater question? Call 1-877-788-8387 or e-mail: support@raindancewatersystems.com for a Fast Informative Response to your questions.

The Iron Max Series: These Maintenance-Free systems are completely chemical and salt free. In other words they do not require salt pellets or chemicals for backwashing. Designed for whole house, irrigation, and commercial applications to filter high levels of Ferrous (clear water iron), Ferric (red/orange as drawn), Manganese (black staining), Hydrogen Sulfide Gas (rotten egg odor), and Suspended Solids (solid particles suspended in water) to provide quality drinking water. Our Iron Max Series use NSF Approved Certified 61 filtration media. For complete pricing and information please click on the Model Type you are interest in below:

Iron Max-9: Designed for a household of 1 to 5 persons
Iron Max-10: Designed for a household of 5 to 8 persons
Twin Iron Max: Twin alternating, designed for households with higher well water use
Iron Max-125: Designed for higher well flow rates from 15gpm to 30gpm
Commercial Iron Max: Designed for industrial flow rates from 40gpm to 130gpm
 
Custom Iron Max Series:
 
Eco-Friendly: The Iron Max-FX available in single tank and twin alternating continuous water treatment optionsall in one well water filter systems requires no routine filter changes and are completely chemical and salt free i.e. no salt or chemicals are added or needed for regeneration. In other words they do not require salt pellets or chemicals for backwashing. Designed to filter high levels of Ferrous (clear water iron), Ferric (red/orange as drawn), Manganese (black staining), Hydrogen Sulfide Gas (rotten egg odor), and Suspended Solids (solid particles suspended in water) As well as reduce hard water scale without the use of salt or chemicals. No Waste: In most cases the drain water can be re-used for landscaping and irrigation - perfect for drought areas! Learn more here>>>
 
Upgrade For Added Filtration - Deluxe Iron Max-UV Packages are designed for well water sources only. Why Our Deluxe Iron Max Package With UV Treatment: Assurance: Aside from iron, manganese and hydrogen sulfide gas odor filtration. All Deluxe Iron Max-UV Packages include the Hallett 15xs UV System which are NSF/ANSI 55 Class A certified and globally recognized as the leading market leader for markets requiring NSF/ANSI 55 Class A certification.
 
Have a Iron Max question? For a Fast Informative Response to your questions - Call 1-877-788-8387 or e-mail: support@raindancewatersystems.com

The Iron Max Plus Series: This package combines 2 systems the Iron Max with our automatic feed pump system. The Iron Max is designed to filter high levels of Ferrous (clear water iron), Ferric (red/orange as drawn), Manganese (black staining), Hydrogen Sulfide Gas (rotten egg odor), and Suspended Solids (solid particles suspended in water) to provide quality drinking water. The Feed Pump is designed to treat Iron Bacteria (slimy iron), and Sulfur Reducing Bacteria (rotten egg odor). Our Iron Max uses NSF Approved Certified 61 filtration media. For complete pricing and information please click on the Model Type you are interest in below:

Iron Max Plus-9: Designed for a household of 1 to 5 persons
Iron Max Plus-10: Designed for a household of 5 to 8 persons
Iron Max Plus-125-12: Designed for high flow large home / light commercial applications
 
Have a Iron Max Plus question? Call 1-877-788-8387 or e-mail: support@raindancewatersystems.com for a Fast Informative Response to your questions.

TSM & TV SERIES QUALITY WHOLE HOUSE/COMMERCIAL REVERSE OSMOSIS  User Friendly!

Reverse Osmosis Water Systems provide treatment for Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Sodium (Na), Sodium Adsorption Ratio (SAR), Sulfate (SO4), Nitrate (NO3-N), Electrical Conductivity (E.C.), Chloride (Cl), Bicarbonates (HCO3), and more. The best solution for brackish well water with high salts, off-tastes, cloudiness, spotting, scale, and corrosive minerals.

Commercial Wall Mount Reverse Osmosis Systems 400gpd-1500gpd
Commercial Reverse Osmosis Systems 2000gpd - 12,000gpd

Custom Commercial Reverse Osmosis 15,000gpd-24,000gpd
Industrial Reverse Osmosis Water Systems up to 500,000gpd
 
Have a RO question? Call 1-877-788-8387 or e-mail: support@raindancewatersystems.com for a Fast Informative Response to your questions.

The Nitrate Eater Series: These systems serve a dual purpose filter Nitrates and soften hard water. Salt or potassium pellets are required for backwashing. Designed to filter high levels of Nitrates (found in water supplies that are in areas where there are heavy use of fertilizers. Nitrates can cause Methemoglobinemia a.k.a. blue baby syndrome. This is a serious condition in young infants and new born animals where the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood is reduced.), and Hard Water (calcium and magnesium scale). Our Nitrate Eater uses NSF Approved Certified 61 filtration media. Note: Our Nitrate Eater is not available for sale in California. For complete pricing and information please click on the Model Type you are interest in below:

Nitrate Eater-125-12: Designed for a household of 1 to 8 persons
Continuous Twin Alternating Nitrate Eater - Designed for higher water usage applications
 
Have a Nitrate Filter question? For a Fast Informative Response to your questions - Call 1-877-788-8387 or e-mail: support@raindancewatersystems.com

The Sulfate Eater Series: These systems serve a dual purpose filter Sulfate and soften hard water. Salt or potassium pellets are required for backwashing. Designed to filter high levels of Sulfates (Sulfate which is a combination of sulfur and oxygen (SO4) exists as a dissolved salt in the water. As such it is colorless and odorless. It is not to be confused with the gas in the water that causes a rotten egg odor), and Hard Water (calcium and magnesium scale). For complete pricing and information please click on the Model Type you are interest in below:

Sulfate Eater-125-12: Designed for a household of 1 to 8 persons
Continuous Twin Alternating Sulfate Eater - Designed for higher water usage applications
 
Have a Sulfate Filter question? For a Fast Informative Response to your questions - Call 1-877-788-8387 or e-mail: support@raindancewatersystems.com

The Tannin Eater Series: These systems serve a dual purpose filter Tannins and soften hard water. Salt or potassium pellets are required for backwashing. Designed to filter high levels of Tannins (found in waters which have passed through large quantities of decaying vegetation. Tannins can cause yellow water and yellow staining on fabrics and fixtures.) and Hard Water (calcium and magnesium scale). For complete pricing and information please click on the Model Type you are interest in below:

Tannin Eater-125-12: Designed for a household of 1 to 8 persons
Continuous Twin Alternating Tannin Eater - Designed for higher water usage applications
 
Have a Tannin Filter question? For a Fast Informative Response to your questions - Call 1-877-788-8387 or e-mail: support@raindancewatersystems.com
 

Exclusive Water Treatment System Spotlight: Customized Water Softeners PLUS Whole House Water Filters. Our Best Packaged Water Series - Filter systems designed to treat multiple well water problems ranging from Nitrates, Iron, Manganese, Hydrogen Sulfide Gas, Hardness, Tannins and Sulfates. For complete pricing and information please click on the Model Type you are interested in below:

Iron Max/Nitrate Eater: Packaged whole house water filter systems designed to filter Ferrous Iron (clear water iron), Ferric Iron (red/orange as drawn), Manganese (black staining), Hydrogen Sulfide Gas (rotten egg odor) Soften Hard Water (calcium and magnesium scale), and filter Nitrates.

Iron Max/Sulfate Eater: Packaged whole house water filter systems designed to filter Ferrous Iron (clear water iron), Ferric Iron (red/orange as drawn), Manganese (black staining), Hydrogen Sulfide Gas (rotten egg odor) Soften Hard Water (calcium and magnesium scale), and filter Sulfate.

Iron Max/Tannin Eater: Packaged whole house water filter systems designed to filter Ferrous Iron (clear water iron), Ferric Iron (red/orange as drawn), Manganese (black staining), Hydrogen Sulfide Gas (rotten egg odor) Soften Hard Water (calcium and magnesium scale), and filter Tannins.

IRONEATER/CATCARB-10 Water treatment designed to filter Ferrous Iron (clear water iron), Ferric Iron (red water iron) Manganese (black staining), Hydrogen Sulfide Gas, Sulfur (rotten egg odor), Soften Hard Well Water (calcium and magnesium scale), Improve Bad Tastes and more.


Well Water Sediment, Sand, Silt, and Turbidity Filtration Systems

SAND FILTERS: Customers experiencing high sediment, silt, sand, and turbidity please see our no-maintenance RDWS-NS sediment filtration system - a remarkable advance in media filtration technology. Based on a rare natural mineral that is highly processed and refined, the medias unique properties allow it to radically alter the performance and cost of media filtration. The hardness, stability and micro-porous character makes it a perfect filtration media for virtually every application in the water treatment industry. Our complete selection of sediment sand filters is now available online here >>>>>>>

We set the standard worldwide for our product knowledge and technical assistance. We offer the best expert techs in the world to assist you with our water treatment systems & water softeners. We offer technical support help with your installation questions, start up support, let you know how you can reuse your discharge water on certain well water systems and provide free water testing after your filter has been installed. Do you own a vacation home, cottage or seasonal cabin ? We will provide you information on how to winterize your water filter system when it is not in use. For after hours water filter help simply fill out our online technical support questionnaire: Technical Support Form

Iron & Manganese Problems

What are iron and manganese?
Iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn) are metallic elements present in many types of rock. Both are found naturally in ground water in most if not all regions of the US. Aesthetic levels for iron in drinking water is less than or equal to 0.3 mg/L or ppm while the level for manganese in drinking water is less than or equal to 0.05 mg/L or ppm. Water with high levels of iron and manganese may cause staining on plumbing fixtures and laundry. High can cause off color, bad bitter tastes, and rust flakes in the water. Similarity, manganese typically form black particles and also give the water an off color and unpleasant taste.
 
Calcium & Magnesium Hard Water
What is hard water?
Water that is hard contains calcium and magnesium compounds. Rain water is naturally soft - it does not contain any minerals, but as it seeps through the ground it can pick up minerals, such as calcium and magnesium compounds, from the soil and rocks it passes through. If rain water passes through soft rocks like chalk or limestone, it picks up these minerals. If it passes through hard rocks, such as granite or through peaty soils, it does not pick up these minerals and so remains soft. Hard water causes pipes to scale to collect in coffee makers, dishwashers and washing machines. If the scale collects in hot water heaters it shortens their life and makes appliances less efficient. It is also more difficult to work up a lather from soap, washing up liquid and washing powders.
 
Hydrogen Sulfide Water Odor
 
What is sulfur water?
Sulfur in your well water supply is easily recognized by its offensive odor. Hydrogen sulfide gas causes "rotten-egg" or sulfur water smell. High concentrations can also change the taste of the water. As well as, corrode metals such as iron, steel, copper and brass. Hydrogen sulfide amounts of 0.5 mg/l or more are usually noticed, even in cold water. Wells drilled in shale or sandstone, or near coal or oil fields often have hydrogen sulfide present. Hydrogen sulfide may also be produced when sulfate in well water converts to hydrogen sulfide. Certain non-disease-producing bacteria (sulfur bacteria) use the oxygen in the sulfate to form hydrogen sulfide.
 
Total Dissolved Solids, Salts In Well Water

What is TDS? 
Total dissolved solids (TDS) is a measure of the total amount of all the materials that are dissolved in water. These materials, both natural and anthropogenic (made by humans), are mainly inorganic solids, with a minor amount of organic material. Depending on the type of water, TDS can vary greatly from a few milligrams per liter to percent levels (tens of thousands of milligrams per liter). Seawater contains 3.5% (35,000 mg/L) TDS. Elevated TDS levels are often due to natural environmental features such as: mineral springs, carbonate deposits, salt deposits and sea water intrusion, but other sources may include: salts used for road de-icing, sewage, drinking water treatment chemicals, storm water and agricultural runoff, and wastewater discharges. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Secondary Drinking Water Standards recommends that the TDS concentrations in drinking water not exceed 500 mg/L based on taste and aesthetics.
 
National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations (NSDWRs or secondary standards) are non-enforceable guidelines regulating contaminants that may cause cosmetic effects (such as skin or tooth discoloration) or aesthetic effects (such as taste, odor, or color) in drinking water. EPA recommends secondary standards to water systems but does not require systems to comply. However, states may choose to adopt them as enforceable standards.
 
EPA Secondary Drinking Water Limits For The Following:
Color 15 (color units)
Chloride 250 mg/L 
Corrosivity noncorrosive 
Iron 0.3 mg/L 
Manganese 0.05 mg/L 
Odor 3 threshold odor number 
pH 6.5-8.5 
Sulfate 250 mg/L 
Total Dissolved Solids 500 mg/L