What is Manganese?
Manganese is a naturally occurring element in the earth's crust and is one of the most abundant metals on the earth's surface. Manganese can work its way into well water naturally or through human interference like mining and wastewater discharge. It is also common to find higher levels of manganese in deeper private wells that have been in touch with rock for longer periods of time.
Risks of Manganese in drinking water
Manganese is actually an essential nutrient in the human body in small amounts however the EPA has set a health advisory level of 0.3 MG/L for chronic exposure. Exposure to manganese at high levels has been linked to health problems that involve the nervous system and can have negative effects on brain development in children.
Manganese treatment in water
Rest assured that if you have manganese in your water we at DuMor Water Specialists can treat it.. A water softener can be effective at removing small amounts of manganese but at high levels that are causing problems like staining and unpleasant odors an oxidizing or air injecting filter will remove not only the manganese but also iron and the unpleasant odor issues as well. If you are experiencing any of these problems with your water, reach out to us and we can schedule a free water consultation and get rid of that manganese for good!