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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Public Notice: Possible Discolored Water - Illegal Hydrant Use

Public Notice

Possible Discolored Water


Illegal hydrant misuse can damage the hydrant, break our main City Water Lines and put your home or business at risk during an emergency. It can also cause water quality and supply issues, in-cluding: changes to the color of the water and reduction in pres-sure. There is no impact to public health. The yellowish tint is due to naturally occurring minerals getting stirred up in the iron pipe of the water main.

Should you continue to experience the water issue, please call the Utility Dispatch at 505-863-1200 or Metro Dispatch after hours at 722-2002. You may also “self-flush” the line by turning on cold water, full force from your bathtub faucet, until water runs clear again. Do not run hot water, as stirred up sediment may damage your water heater. This process should take about 15 minutes.

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