I have noticed some orange staining in toilets and bathtubs, but thought it was merely iron in my water. Today, I cleaned out the espresso machine and noticed the tell-tale signs of iron bacteria (slimy, gelatanous, orange-tinted mass) in the reservoir.
Although I am concerned about the effect on my beer, I am also concerned about general effects and how to control or rid my well of this problem. I live in Virginia, with lots of quartzite so the water tends to be a bit acidic. I have a UV filter on the main supply line. I also have a sediment filter before the UV treatment. This is a shallow well, so it is highly likely that some organic matter is entering the water. However, I have had it tested and there are no VOCs, petroleum, or others chemical present. I believe that the well casing is not completely sealed, so that is something I need to address.
So, back to the question: anyone else dealt with this issue? How did you resolve it? Any recommended treatments or things you would recommend not using/doing?