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Biofilm iron bacteria

Biofilm iron bacteria thrive in low oxygen environments and feed on iron and manganese in the water. They form slimy colonies that attach to the inside of pipes, borehole casings, and well screens, creating a biofilm that can clog water systems and reduce water flow. Additionally, the bacteria produce a slimy substance that causes iron stains on surfaces and can create a foul odor.

To prevent and treat biofilm iron bacteria, proper borehole maintenance and water treatment are essential. Regular brushing and disinfection of borehole casings and screens can help remove and prevent the growth of the bacteria. Additionally, using specialized cleaning solutions like Boresaver Ultra C can help dissolve and remove biofilm, restoring water flow and improving water quality.

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