Mine lasted for 1 year. So if you are okay with replacing the nipples every year, it isn't a big deal. But anything past a year will cause a flood. I went to a normal waterer and in the winter, it sits on a heater base. I have been very pleased with this.Thank you for the info, no nipples for my flock, then! We have iron as well.
Have one for inside but not for outside. One for tannins as well.If you have that much sediment from your well water I would be worrying about your house plumbing fixtures ie. faucets, shower valves, toilet tank, dishwasher the list goes one. It’s pretty cheap to install a whole house sediment filter. That would be my recommendation.