How iron and copper contaminate drinking water

Home / Blog / How iron and copper contaminate drinking water

The moment they notice something wrong with their water tank, the owner’s initial response is usually to get help. With a reputation for excellence, ours is the business they can rely on. We take care of the existing issues quickly and efficiently. Once we’re finished, your tank will regain its full functionality.

There are various drinking water contaminants out there. In order to protect yourself against them, you need to know what they are. To assist with this, we have listed some of them below.


The first pollutant we are going to speak about is iron. When snow melts or rain falls, water dribbles through iron-bearing rock and soil. This causes the element to break down and tiny particles get into the liquid. As a result supplies in wells, rivers and reservoirs can contain it. In certain instances, corrosion of water pipes and or steel or iron well casings can also allow the metal to get into supplies.


Next, we have copper. This metal typically gets into supplies because of the corrosion of the plumbing within a structure. Saying this, it is possible for the element to enter the water due to the erosion of natural deposits found in wells. The volumes and varieties of minerals the liquid holds determines the quantity of copper you find in your water. Other factors include the duration the water remains in the pipes, the wear, and the water’s temperature and acidity.

At Nationwide Water Solutions, we recommend water tank testing to everyone who believes that their supply might be contaminated. If you give us a sample, we’ll be able to tell you whether your system is clean or not. You can get fast results and clear advice about how to correct the issue.

Anyone who requires our aid with a water tank or their supply is free to get in touch with us at any point. We work across the whole of the UK and appreciate that the level of contamination can differ depending on things like the local infrastructure. Luckily our services are flexible and reliable, able to meet any need.