Help! My Tap Water Looks Funny!

When you fill a water glass or bathtub during the spring runoff season, you might see a little discoloration. This is perfectly normal and natural!

As snow melts in the mountains, leaves and twigs can stain the water slightly, like tea leaves turning a cup of water brown. Even after we treat the water in our treatment plant, some color can persist.

The water is perfectly safe to drink and to use for washing dishes and clothing. The discoloration will go away on its own as the snowmelt slows in the summer.