Why is my water discolored?

When water runs rapidly through pipes, sediment gets stirred up into the flow such as when hydrants are flushed or during the summer when usage on the system is at it highest. If your water is discolored let the outside spigot run for a several minutes until the water is clear. You can also slowly run the "cold" water in the kitchen sink. If you continue to have problems please call the water division at (781) 709-1425.