Manganese at levels greater than .05 mg/L may produce brownish black stains in toilets and tubs, your laundry, and on household fixtures.  This can also accompany an objectionable odor and taste.  Manganese often accompanies iron and is generally treated the same.  Private wells found in soil with a high mineral content will often produce high levels of manganese and iron.


Manganese is often found in the same sources as iron (soil & rocks), though it’s a less common.


Most chemicals are hard to detect and have no obvious indications of their presence making it often difficult to tell if there are any contaminants in your home or businesses water supply.  Water treatment plants are generally highly regulated testing for all regulated chemicals and toxins. Click here for a list of the USEPA Drinking Water Regulations   They typically wont test for the pollutants that are unregulated though.  If you have concerns about any chemical contaminants being present in your water supply, we suggest to get your water tested and analyzed by a trusted water treatment specialist in your area.


The Lantis OZ3 aerZone™  is an innovative and dynamic approach at removing iron, manganese, and sulfur from your drinking water.  But there are a plethora of approaches to treating water with high manganese content.  Some parts of the country use softeners to remove low concentrations of iron and manganese while softening their hard water.  Different areas oxidize with air or ozone then  filter the manganese out with greensand or other oxidizing medias.  Others still chlorinate with aggressive chemicals for hard to remove situations.   In all, removing manganese depends upon numerous factors so it’s important to reach out to your local water treatment specialist to guide you with your particular water issue(s).