What causes Red/Brown water?

Discolored (Red) water is caused by naturally occurring minerals in well water.  The discolored water poses no health risk to people or animals.  Households may experience discolored water during times of hydrant flushing and District water line maintenance. 

If you experience "red water",  avoid washing laundry because the minerals in the discolored water may stain clothing.  If staining does occur, please avoid drying the clothing.  Call 303-841-4627 between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:00 pm and Parker Water and Sanitation District will provide you with Iron Out, an iron stain removal powder. 

After the flushing or maintenance is completed in your area, run cold water to clear any discolored water in your service lines.  Put this water to good use by watering plants or grass through a garden hose.   To learn more about your water and water quality, "click here" .

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1. Is my water safe to drink?
2. What causes Red/Brown water?
3. How often does Parker Water test water for contaminants?
4. Is there fluoride in my water?
5. Are there regulations for safety and pollution?
6. Is there lead in my water?
7. Do I need a water filter?