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Good afternoon, welcome to the Technical section in JustAnswer; my name is ***** ***** I will help you today.This is usually the result of iron-rich water sitting in the brine tank. The colour from ferrous oxide (Fe2O3, aka rust), and drinking it isn't toxic, not that you would normally be drinking the softened water anyway._____If you receive a phone call offer, please ignore it - these are system generated and outside my control. My understanding is that you won't be charged if there's no phone call.
No that's fundamentally incorrect.The brine tank contains sodium-rich water which is flushed through the resin core during regeneration. A small amount of rust goes a long way, and the colour can taint the resin beads for some time.