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Although the water has color, it is still safe to drink. The discoloration in the water may stain white household items, ie: clothing. At this time, we are still working to pinpoint the cause of the discoloration, and a solution. If you experience discolored water or sediments in your water, please call 407-957-7344 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to report the issue to the City of St. Cloud. We will send staff out to flush the lines. Once the exterior water lines are flushed, the pipes within your house will also need to be flushed. This can be accomplished by turning on several cold water taps in your home to allow new water to work its way into your pipes. Let the water run until the water runs clear.
The most common way is through naturally occurring minerals in the water reacting to other substances they come in contact with. Though the raw groundwater is treated to make it safe to drink, there are many compounds still in it. Another reason water may be discolored is because it is turbid. Turbid means it has compounds in it that do not dissolve in the water. This can occur because it has not been filtered out, it is too small to filter out or it enters the distribution system after the treatment process. There are times when resin, from the processing system, may be passing through the filtering system. Also, sediment can be introduced into the system, after treatment.