Why is my water discolored? Is this safe?

Discolored water which is reddish brown can be caused by corrosion in the pipes that carry the water from the distribution system to your home or corrosion in your home's plumbing, including the water heater. The discolored water meets all health-based regulations, but it can stain laundry. Do not heat-dry laundry washed in rust-colored water. Call the City of Garland at 972-205-3210 for assistance with discolored water.

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1. How often is my water tested?
2. What is the hardness of my water?
3. Why does North Texas Municipal Water District add chlorine to the water?
4. Why does my water look cloudy?
5. What are the white particles coming from my tap?
6. What is the pH of Garland's water?
7. Why is my water discolored? Is this safe?
8. Why is fluoride added to the water?
9. How do I get information on bottled water and home filters?
10. Why does my water have an earthy taste and odor during the summer months? Is the water safe to drink?