Sometimes the tap water appears white and milky, why is this?
White or milky looking water is caused by air. The milky appearance is the result of millions of small air bubbles released into the water by cooler water temperatures on air trapped in the the distribution system. If a glass of this discolored water stands for a short period of time, the air will migrate to the top of the glass then dissipate.

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1. Sometimes the water is brownish or even yellow in color, why is this?
2. My water has an earthy or musty taste and odor sometimes in the late summer and sometimes fall. What causes this?
3. Sometimes the tap water appears white and milky, why is this?
4. Sometimes I have small particles clogging my faucets and shower head, what is this material?
5. What is the white substance left behind in the pot when we boil water?
6. Occasionally I see water running and no one repairing it, why is this?
7. Why do i see fire hydrants running and no one around? Why are we wasting water?
8. Can I use the cut off valve in the meter box to turn off the water to my house?
9. It there chlorine in the drinking water?
10. Is fluoride added during the treatment process?
11. How can I obtain a chemical analysis report on the drinking water?
12. How is my water/sewer/garbage bill calculated?
13. How can I avoid paying the minimum charge for my sprinkler meter when I am not using it?
14. Why is my kitchen sink stopped up?
15. How large is Huntsville's water system?