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City: Don't worry about colored water

 


Electric City officials said Tuesday that if residents notice colored water coming out of their faucets not to worry.

The colored water is the effect of chlorine action to any material that has accumulated in water pipes and within a short time will correct itself.

Public works director Ken Dexter said that if residents note any coloration in their water, they should run the faucet for a little while to see it clears up. If there are any concerns, residents can call city hall.

Dexter said the Department of Health has been notified of the coloration and that water is being tested by the city on a daily basis and is OK to drink.

Chlorine has been added to Electric City’s water since the city began its arsenic treatment. Arsenic readings are now well within the federal clean water standards.

 

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