Call us at 717.528.8444 to learn more about our services, which include: 

  • Well and Municipal Hard Water treatment  
  • Drinking water solutions including RO and UV 
  • Whole home water treatment solutions 
  • Specialty Media Water Filtration Systems 
  • Realtor Services
  • Salt Delivery 

What is the grey and black staining? It’s probably manganese…

Manganese in water is colorless, but when it oxides (exposed to the air) it leaves grey charcoal stains on sinks, tubs, toilets, clothing and linens. Manganese is in fact a common element that results when ground water passes through manganese-bearing rocks. Because manganese is fairly prevalent in the geography of South Central PA, it can be found in many of the local water supplies. If you live in the greater South Central PA area, there is likelihood you have experienced it at some level. It’s that charcoal grey or dark color residue often mistakenly confused for mold and mildew. NicMar Water’s field water specialists can help you solve even the most challenging manganese problem in your water if you live anywhere in the York, Hanover, Gettysburg and Harrisburg areas.

Call NicMar | Martin Water at 717.528.8444 for any iron water treatment services in the greater York, Hanover, Gettysburg and Harrisburg area or click here to contact us for immediate service.

The two methods of removing iron and manganese in water throughout York, Hanover, Gettysburg and Harrisburg.

Like iron, manganese can be managed in two different ways. Physically or chemically.

1) The Chemical Solution. The ion exchange process.
In this method the manganese is replaced by a sodium ion similar to the process of water softening. This does add sodium, although typically a small amount, to the product water.  There are also limitations, particularly, if the manganese is in an oxidized form prior to reaching the water treatment equipment.

2) The Physical Solution. The oxidation/filtration process.
In this process the manganese is oxidized using one of a variety of oxidizers such as air, ozone, potassium permanganate or chlorine.  This turns the manganese into a physical “clump” that can then be filtered out using a self-cleaning media filter.  Typically this is the preferred method in South Central Pennsylvania and the one typically preferred by NicMar Water as there is a more controlled outcome over a wide array of water situations.

To learn more and get a FREE in-home water analysis and estimate, call a NicMar | Martin Water treatment specialist today at 717.528.8444.

Using the Power of OZONE in York, Hanover, Gettysburg and Harrisburg to eliminate Manganese.

NicMar | Martin Water’s line of Manganese Water Removal Filters is considered the best in the industry. Our“instrument”of choice in combating this challenging problem is the Hellenbrand Iron Curtain-Storm.  The STORM™ is a low maintenance manganese reduction system that uses the Natural Power of Ozone to oxidize the manganese into a filterable dark colored “snowflake.”

The STORM™ is an environmentally responsible and low maintenance manganese reduction solution that effectively and safely manages better than any other method in use today this nuisance mineral byproduct.

The key advantages to Ozone and the Hellenbrand Iron Curtain-STORM™ :

Ozone eliminates the need for chemical feed pumps and the mixing of toxic chemicals like Chlorine, Hydrogen Peroxide or Potassium Permanganate.

  • Ozone is much faster acting and a 1.5 times stronger oxidizer than chlorine
  • Ozone changes manganese into snowflake like particles that are easy to filtered out
  • Ozone is safe for septic systems

York, Hanover, Gettysburg and Harrisburg Manganese Water Treatment with the Hellenbrand Iron Curtain-Storm.

  • Fewer parts (no nuts, no bolts or screws) equals fewer problems
  • On demand regeneration based upon your water usage
  • User-friendly electronics with a digital display
  • A savings of 15-20 gallons per regeneration
  • Customized settings around your family’s needs
  • Full flow bypass valve offering the convenience of bypassing your manganese filter.
  • Back-lit display which alerts you of system malfunctions
  • Corrosion resistant control valve body and tanks for a longer life
  • Lead-free internal components

The STORM™ offers an integrated state-of-the art water treatment solution with:

Using the Hellenbrand Iron Curtain-Storm in York, Hanover, Gettysburg and Harrisburg Means

  • You will eliminate grey charcoal manganese residue stains in your bathroom, kitchen and laundry; saving you time and money on cleaning
  • Your clothing will be brighter, whiter and last longer
  • Your water-using appliances and fixtures will stay cleaner and last longer
  • Your Hellenbrand Iron Curtain-Storm will extend the life of your water softener and drinking water system.

Call NicMar | Martin Water today at 717.528.8444 for water treatment solutions designed to address hardness, taste/odor, pharmaceuticals and lead removal as well as nitrate, sulfur, iron, sulfur bacteria, chlorine, chloramines, fluoride, toxic chemicals, uranium, radon and acidic water in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. Click here to contact us for immediate service. 

How to manage low-level manganese water issues in York, Hanover, Gettysburg and Harrisburg

Although the the Hellenbrand Iron Curtain-STORM™ and ozone are the best solution for high concentrations of manganese in South Central PA water, when your manganese problem is not as severe, NicMar | Martin Water uses ion exchange for lower levels of manganese. This can be a convenience as ion exchange is the ideal protocol for water softening in Adams and York counties and throughout York, Hanover, Gettysburg and Harrisburg.

The Best Manganese Water Treatment in York, Hanover Gettysburg and Harrisburg

If you have a manganese water problem and need expert water treatment service anywhere in York, Hanover, Gettysburg and Harrisburg, NicMar | Martin Water is there for you. We understand that in South Central PA’s water, manganese can be problematic. Our York technicians Scott Hoak, Danny Sentz and our WQA level 6 water expert Mark Williams specialize in resolving the most difficult manganese water problems others aren’t trained or experienced at.

We are available for emergency service and repairs and offer scheduled tune–ups to keep all water treatment systems in top condition. We serve customers throughout the South Central PA area, including York, Hanover, Gettysburg and Harrisburg. Call us any time.

Manganese Water Reduction and Treatment Services in York, Hanover, Gettysburg and Harrisburg

Call NicMar | Martin Water for all your water treatment needs in South Central PA.

We offer installations, maintenance and repairs for many types of water softening | Water conditioning systems.  

Call today for a York, Hanover, Gettysburg and Harrisburg manganese water specialist you can count on!

Contact NicMar | Martin Water. 


Residential Water Softening, Reverse Osmosis and Water Filtration in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

NicMar | Martin Water is here to resolve all your residential water treatment problems in York Springs Pennsylvania. Call us at 717.528.8444 or click here for immediate service.


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