Why does my water have a dirty or milky appearance?
When water service is restored after being turned off for repairs, the sediment that accumulates at the bottom of the water line becomes suspended lending a dirty appearance to the water. It is safe to drink but may not be aesthetically pleasing. The milky appearance is caused by trapped air bubbles in the water which can be effervescent. If you set the glass aside for a few minutes you will notice that the bubbles disappear and the water becomes clear.

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1. Where does my water come from?
2. What's in my drinking water?
3. Do I need to take special precautions?
4. How will I know if my water isn't safe to drink?
5. What is the hardness of Pocatello's water?
6. Does the City of Pocatello fluoridate the water?
7. How can I get my water tested?
8. Why does Pocatello flush its fire hydrants?
9. Why does my water have a dirty or milky appearance?
10. What is a consumer confidence report and why does the city mail the report to customers?
11. Do you recommend installing a home water treatment unit?
12. How can I participate in important decisions regarding my drinking water?
13. How can I contact other agencies regarding drinking water?