Why Is My Water Reddish?

One of 39 downtown fire hydrants painted by st...

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According to the city of Ann Arbor’s water utility department your water may be a bit reddish after they have flushed out a fire hydrant near your house. It is harmless.  And …

Not to worry!  Just let your COLD tap water run until it comes out clear.  If you run the hot water it can get into the water heater and last longer.

The red water is basically rust that loosens up when they flush the fire hydrants.

If this happens to get into your laundry and discolors it, according to the City you can use a product called “Rover” to get the stains out.

Got a water question?  Call the City of Ann Arbor’s water department, not your landlord: (734) 794-6350.


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