Water distribution pipes over time react like the human body. As our bodies age, and depending on one’s diet, we can develop plaque buildup in the blood vessels. The water distribution is very similar because we do not pump and distribute distilled or non mineral water. Over time, water travels through the aquifer picking up minerals. These microscopic minerals settle out into the utilities’ distribution pipes and pipes in your home. When velocities of the water or water directions change due to hydrant flushing, valve turning, water tower and pump operation, water main breaks and fires, buildup can break free mixing it in the pipes and changing the color of the water. If you experience a change in the color of your water, please give us a call.