Why does my water sometimes look brown or red?

Often your water is discolored because of pipeline breaks and repairs. The color comes from iron or mineral deposits inside the pipe that becomes dislodged during the repairs. If the color is due to line breaks, run the faucet until the water is clear.

If the water does not clear within several minutes, call the water and sewer emergency line at 903-935-4485 for assistance.

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1. Is the water meter read each month?
2. Is my water bill high?
3. When is my bill due?
4. Who provides refuse (garbage) and recycling service?
5. How does the City of Marshall treat the drinking water?
6. Why does my water sometimes have a taste and odor?
7. Why does my water appear cloudy or milky at times?
8. Why does my water sometimes look brown or red?
9. What is the white build-up on my faucet strainers?
10. Does Marshall fluoridate the water?
11. How do you know the water is safe to drink?