Q: Does a water softener remove rust from the water? If not, how should this be done?
A: A water softener has the ability to remove iron. The hardness of the water and the capacity of the resin bed will determine the quantity of iron the softener can remove. If there is sediment in the water, then a pre-sediment filter in front of the softener will help.
I recommend that a water analysis be performed and a water treatment professional be consulted prior to making any type of investment in water conditioning equipment. A separate iron filter may also be necessary.
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This information is brought to you by David M. Grant of Cardinal Aqua Pure, Inc. in Citrus Heights, CA