“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.¬†