Discolored Water

“Rusty” colored water:

or water with a brownish tint occurs when Iron and Manganese mix with the water in our pipes.  Iron and manganese are minerals that occur naturally in the water.  We filter as much as possible out of the water during the treatment process, however, it is impossible to remove all of the minerals.  These minerals build up in the pipes over time and mix with the water when a water line is depressurized (shut off for a leak repair, water re-routed, power bump at a plant, etc.) or when water flows/levels are increased in the pipes.  The water may not look or taste good, however, it is not harmful.

Cloudy/Milky colored water:

occurs when there is air in the line. This can occur when a water line is depressurized (shut off for a leak repair, water re-routed, power bump at a plant, etc.) The water may not look or taste good, however, it is not harmful.

If you are experiencing discolored water and it does not clear up after running a small amount of water, please call our office and let us know.

*** Please be advised that lake customers may experience discolored water during busy times of the year including, but not limited to, Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day weekends.  This is due to the increased water flows during these times. 

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