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Frequently Asked Questions: Environmental Services Division

Rusty Water

You may notice rusty-colored water when a water main breaks or other work has been done in the area. If so, simply turn on the cold water tap until the water runs clear.

Remember rust-colored water is safe, but it may stain laundry. If this happens, keep clothes wet and treat them with stain remover.

The City offers a stain removal product at no cost to residents at the following locations: