Brown or yellow water is not visually appealing, but is rarely a concern. Generally it is caused from iron deposits released from water pipes. If your water is discolored, run the cold water at a faucet closest to the water meter or on the lowest level of your home. If after five minutes the water is to clear, wait for an hour and try again. If water is still discolored, contact the city public works department, 952.960.7900.Water leaks
If you notice unexplained high water usage in your home you may have an undetected leak. The number one reason is a running toilet, but other hidden leaks not only waste water and cost you money, they can cause expensive damage to your home.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency offers tips on how to check your home for water leaks and other conservation tips.
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