Why is my water rusty?
Hydrant flushing, main breaks, fire-fighting, or maintenance can stir up minerals in the lines causing the water to become rusty yellow or brown in color. The rusty water will usually clear up within a couple of hours after the line has been repaired or the hydrant has been closed. If the rusty water is in your lines, you will need to run the water for several minutes until the water becomes clear. A rust remover can be used to remove stains from any laundry done during the rusty water occurrence.

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1. Who should I contact if I experience problems with my water?
2. Where do I call to report a possible water main break?
3. Where can I report a leaking fire hydrant?
4. I see little blue flags with your telephone number in my area. What does that mean?
5. Where is the Fairfield Water Treatment Plant located?
6. What are the hours of operation for Fairfield's Water Treatment Plant?
7. What is the source of the City of Fairfield's drinking water?
8. How do I get information about the quality of the water produced by the Fairfield Water Treatment Plant?
9. What is the pH of Fairfield's water?
10. What is the hardness of Fairfield's water?
11. If my water has an odor, what should I do?
12. Why is my water rusty?
13. Why is there a pink ring or a dark ring in my toilet?
14. Why does my water look cloudy?
15. Should I buy a home water softener?
16. What causes pinhole leaks?