Back in elementary school, you may have been told that iron oxide powder, added to a paint base, made red paint. The abundant red pigment was the reason for many a red building and barns around the country.
But, it is also the reason for the red water that comes out of the city’s wells. For years, the Cedar Key Water and Sewer District has been removing the iron and manganese from the water, but it has been a tedious and expensive process. Particularly because the water also runs through a MIEX system, to remove Tri-halo-methanes (THMs).