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Discolored water no health threat, says utility
Updated on: 03.21.13

 

 

Brown County Water Utility customers may have noticed some recent discoloration in their water.

The water has been tested, and although the water is not appealing to the eye, the water is completely safe to use and consume, according to a news release.

However, when the water is discolored, it is recommended to either not wash laundry, especially light-colored clothing or delicate fabrics, or to use a product designed for iron removal.

The release stated do not use chlorine bleach as it will react with the iron and form a potential permanent stain.

The discolored water is caused from naturally occurring iron in the water supply that was not completely captured through the filtering process at the water treatment facility. Service personnel are working diligently to flush at different points throughout the system to remove the discolored water as soon as possible.

“We appreciate your patience as we work to clear the discolored water from our distribution system, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience to you, our valued customer,” noted the release.

 

Nashville Utility purchases 95 percent of its water from Brown County Water, therefore some of Nashville Utility’s customers may have experienced the discolored water, too.

 

For more information, contact Brown County Water Utility at 988-6611.

 

 

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