Why is my water cloudy? It looks milky.
Normally cloudiness is due to air dissolved in the water. If you fill a glass of water in a clear glass, and the water clears from the bottom up, it is dissolved air. This is a natural phenomenon and is perfectly safe. This occurs more frequently when the water is cold. Watch a video on the water department where cloudiness is specifically addressed. To jump right to that reference, scrub video to the 7:45 mark.

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1. What should I do if my water is discolored?
2. I have low pressure. Who do I call?
3. Do I need a water softener if I am on City water?
4. My automatic dishwasher operator’s manual says that the amount of detergent I need to use depends on the grains per gallon of hardness in the water. What is the hardness of City water?
5. Does Elgin add fluoride to the City water supply?
6. What is the sodium content in Elgin’s water?
7. Is radon a contaminant concern in Elgin’s water?
8. Why does the water have a chlorine taste or smell? How can I remove it?
9. Why is my water cloudy? It looks milky.
10. My water is suddenly rusty. What should I do? Who should I call?
11. Do you give tours of your water treatment plant?
12. What’s this pink stuff in my bathroom?
13. What are these black (or red) particles coming out of my faucet?