Why is my water sometimes cloudy?

At times, the City of Lenoir water system must be flushed to repair a leak. The Fire Department also flushes the system when testing fire hydrants. Flushing can trap air in tap water causing it to appear “milky.” This will almost always clear up as water is used. Sometimes your water may appear “rusty.” This is caused by sediment being stirred up in the system lines. If your water does not clear quickly upon use, please feel free to call the Water Plant at 828-757-4460. Staff are glad to come test your water for safety and/or flush the system in your area.

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1. Why does my water smell like a swimming pool?
2. Do you recommend in-home water filters?
3. Will my tap water get muddy when it rains?
4. Why is my water sometimes cloudy?
5. Is my drinking water as safe as bottled water?