Wait until the nearby flushing is completed, remove faucet aerators and filters and run cold water for 5-10 minutes. If water still is not clear, wait 30 minutes and try again. Running the water in a bathtub speeds up the cleaning process and provides a light background to help you monitor the discoloration. Another option is to run the garden hose, weather permitting, until the water clears. Though discolored, the water can be used on plants and landscape.
- Cloudy: Water gets cloudy when air gets in and makes tiny bubbles. These bubbles are harmless and will disappear by letting the water sit for a few minutes.
- Discolored: Sediments in the water lines get stirred up and may cause a slight water discoloration for a short time.