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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Black particles

Black particles in the water

Blue water

Water appears blue

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Cloudy water

Water appears cloudy in a glass, then it clears up

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Dirty water

Water appears dirty and cloudy From one faucet only

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Gray/White particles

The faucet screens are clogged with white/gray particles

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How does a water softener work?

Water softeners remain the least costly and most effective way to rid your water of troublesome minerals.

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Pink mold

Pink growth on bathroom fixtures

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Rust

Water appears rust-colored

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Water Mains Infrastructure Maintenance

The Milwaukee Water Works (MWW) distribution system includes nearly 2,000 miles of water mains. If laid end to end, the mains would form a pipeline long enough to reach from Milwaukee to Seattle.

Watermarks

Watermarks on glasses and dishes

White particles

The faucet screens are clogged with white/gray particles

White scale / deposit

White deposit inside coffeemaker or kettle used to boil water