If you are experiencing brown water in your toilet and sink, it can be alarming.
At times, water can have an unpleasant odor, taste, or appearance. These aesthetic characteristics usually don't pose a public health threat and, in most cases, they don't last long.
Discolored water and trapped air are common occurrences after a water main break or other water system maintenance work. Discolored water is caused by sediment and mineral deposits in the pipes that can be stirred up when the water is turned off and then back on following work on the water distribution system.
Flushing the cold water pipes in your home or business usually clears up the discolored water and will allow trapped air to be released.
If the discolored water persists after running your cold water lines for five minutes, please report it to the City of Bellmead.