Why is my tap water rusty or reddish and what do I do?

When the water in the lines is agitated (for example from a large water main flush, road work, or hydrant use) this can stir up sediment (primarily iron) from the bottom of the water lines. In the course of normal maintenance, the hydrant flushing and water gate exercise can stir up this sediment. If your tap water does appear reddish or rusty in color, it is recommended not to use your water for one hour, and then run the cold water at the lowest point in the house for several minutes. If the water is still not clear, wait for another half hour then run the water for several minutes again. Repeat waiting for a half hour then run water for several minutes until water runs clear. The water is still potable but the discoloration may affect the washing of clothes.

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1. What to do if you are moving in/out of a Dearborn Heights residence?
2. Can I have a separate meter installed for my sprinkler system to avoid sewage charges?
3. Why is my tap water rusty or reddish and what do I do?
4. Why is my read estimated?
5. My house is empty. Why do I still receive a water bill?
6. How many gallons of water are in each unit?
7. What happens if I don't pay my bill?
8. How often do I receive a water bill?