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VIDEO: Yellow-Colored Tap Water Startles Sierra Madre Residents

The discoloration is normal, officials say.

KNBC screenshot
KNBC screenshot

Sierra Madre switched in October from using its own aquifer to temporarily using water imported from the Metropolitan Water District to help with the city's ongoing water shortage.

As a result, residents are seeing yellow, cloudy water coming out of their taps and showers, but officials say the water is safe. 

Check out this attached report from KNBC for more. 


Peggy Beauregard December 13, 2013 at 12:19 PM
I just changed my rusty galvanized to PEX and have clear, clean water.
Janet Olsen Thomasser December 13, 2013 at 03:26 PM
It IS gross! Thought I'd forgotten to flush the toilet a couple of times. Disgusting.
Despina Arzouman December 14, 2013 at 10:14 AM
Don't eat the yellow snow... don't drink the yellow water. So while chemical reactions are "normal" (perhaps in the lab), our bodies shouldn't be put to the test. YELLOW WATER IS NOT NORMAL NOR NATURAL. Oh yeah.... 40 years ago "they" also said that fluoride was safe.. but over time, is ravaging the internal organs of all living things (including us humans, folks). Maybe some of your health problems are due to the water you drink, and the genetically modified organism foods you eat... which will never be resolved by the MEDICULT's prescriptions drugs. It is such moral relativism that is slowly killing the U.S. citizenry's HEALTH (mental and physical)..
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger December 17, 2013 at 11:34 PM
After watching the video It sounds to me you might be drinking rust. It mentioned the new water reacts with rust already in the pipes because the new water has chlorine, or something. So.. the chemicals make the pipes release rust??? I remodeled kitchens for twenty years, and flipped houses. every time you shut off the house water supply with the old galvanized pipes, it changes things. When you turn the water back on, the water comes out with the rust color for a minute. Are they connecting to an old big supply pipe that has been dry for years? I would put my guess on rust. I am certainly no expert, but I think a little Iron (rust) is good for you. And of course a lot is really bad for you. Get a filter, and check your aerators, (the little screens) at the water spouts, if your pressure is low at those points. They get clogged with natural minerals as well

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