Is the water safe to drink if it is discolored?

For most people, discolored water is not harmful if consumed. It does look bad, however, and not wanting to drink it is perfectly understandable. Some people may be more vulnerable to substances in drinking water than the general population. People who have compromised immune systems, such as those with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, those who have undergone organ transplants, some elderly and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice from their health care providers about drinking water that is discolored. If you experience discolored water that does not clear after a few minutes of flushing the cold water please call 311.

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1. Is my water safe to drink?
2. Where does the City Source its water?
3. What causes water to be discolored?
4. What should I do if my water is discolored?
5. Is the water safe to drink if it is discolored?
6. Can I still do laundry when the water is discolored?
7. Who can I call if I am having concerns about the quality and/or safety of my water?
8. Where can I find more information about the City's water quality and testing results?
9. Where does my drinking water come from?
10. Does my water contain lead and/or copper?
11. Why are my water rates so high?