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Akron alerts residents to temporary water discoloration

Posted at 2:42 PM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 14:42:17-04

The City of Akron is alerting residents that they may experience discolored water due to an operational change, but the water is safe to use and the discoloration should clear out of the system shortly.

City officials said they are currently “re-valving” the distribution system; essentially altering the flow of water through the system.

Because of this, residents may experience a temporary discoloration of cold water from the faucet. City officials confirm that the water is safe to use, and the discoloration comes from harmless sediment.

However, to ensure the water clears from the discoloration, residents are advised to let their cold water run for about five minutes, which will bring in water from the water main and clear the line from the main to the faucet. If the water is still discolored, officials said to turn off the water and re-check in an hour.