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Is cloudy water safe for consumption?

Is cloudy water safe for consumption?

You may have noticed that sometimes tap water comes out cloudy. Some may compare the consistency to skim milk. In most cases, the water becomes cloudy for a few seconds and then soon disappears. Water often becomes cloudy because of air bubbles filling the water. It is not unsafe to consume milky water, but it could be a sign that your pipes are broken. If your pipes are broken, your water is coming in contact with air, which causes great pressure in your pipes that results in the bubbles.

Water expert and Die Welt des Wasser (World of Water) author Martin Riese advises households that are experiencing cloudy water to call their water departments to ensure the safety of their tap water.

Here at American Water TX in Texas, we know the importance of good health and we realize that our surroundings are vital for good health. We can offer a wide range of water-related services. We have a team of water experts that can help ensure you are safely consuming your drinking water. Contact us at (512) 388-0022 to speak with us today.

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