manganese in Drinking water

Issues with Manganese in Your Water

manganese Can stain

Water can contain iron or manganese which can cause rusty-orange or black staining. You'll see the stains on clothes, fixtures, sinks, tubs, kitchen appliances and inside toilets.

manganese can be harmful

Manganese in water can be harmful in large amounts, leading to serious health issues such as cognitive impairments like memory and attention issues (or worse). It is especially harmful for children.

manganese can be removed

With the right filtration equipment, manganese and other elements can be removed from drinking and household water. Kinetico offers several solutons for eliminating manganese from water.

Manganese in MN & WI

Manganese can be found in high levels across the upper midwest. Manganese is an element that is mined and it can contaminait ground water. Manganese is frequently tested for in municiple water systems.

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Frequently asked questions

These are important signs to look out for, but the only way you can know for sure that there is manganese in your water supply is to get it tested. Aquarius Water Conditioning provides free in-home water testing and quotes to help diagnose your water issues and resolve them at a reasonable cost.

One of our outstanding team members will travel to your home to perform a comprehensive analysis of your drinking water. We will then give you a complete breakdown of what contaminants reside in your water supply, allowing us to create a customized plan that will improve the quality of your drinking water and keep your family safe!

Manganese is a naturally occurring trace mineral, most often found in soil and rocks in combination with other elements like iron. Humans do need some manganese from our diets from beans, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables.

A tiny amount of the stuff is helpful for bone and blood health as well as reducing inflammation within the body. Although we need a little manganese, getting too much of it, especially from drinking water, can create serious issues.

Manganese can trickle from rocks and soil into your public or private water supply, contaminating your drinking water. Manganese in water can be harmful in large amounts, leading to cognitive impairments like memory and attention issues (or worse) if a person is exposed to it for long periods of time. 

Water contaminated with manganese can cause even bigger issues for infants and young children, stunting their growth and development.

The Minnesota Department of Health considers 300 micrograms of manganese per liter of water (µg/L) or less safe for those above 1 year of age. For infants under 1 year of age, the safe amount is 100 µg/L or less. 

Manganese is most dangerous in drinking water, and it does not pose the same risks in bath and shower water. Even if you don’t drink water from the tap, it’s important that you get your home’s manganese problem taken care of quickly to maintain the integrity of your plumbing and appliances.

In high amounts, manganese can show itself in several ways, including the following:

  • Drinking water that tastes or smells metallic
  • Rust-colored stains on clothing or appliances
  • Orange or pink stains on plumbing
  • Brown or black stains in toilet, shower, or bathtub

These are important signs to look out for, but the only way you can know for sure that there is manganese in your water supply is to get it tested. Aquarius Water Conditioning provides free in-home water testing and quotes to help diagnose your water issues and resolve them at a reasonable cost.

One of our outstanding water conditioning specialists will travel to your home to perform a comprehensive analysis of your drinking water. We will then give you a complete breakdown of what contaminants reside in your water supply, allowing us to create a customized plan that will improve the quality of your drinking water and keep your family safe!

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