Why does my water look cloudy?
Cloudy or milky-looking water is usually caused by dissolved air bubbles in the water. Air bubbles are harmless and are caused by pressure changes, temperature changes, water that is too hot (above 140° F) and faucet aerators. To check for air bubbles, fill a glass container with water: if the cloudiness is caused by air bubbles, it will clear from the bottom of the container toward the top.

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1. What is the source of our water?
2. How do I get information about water quality?
3. Why is there chlorine in the water?
4. How do I decrease the amount of chlorine in my water (for fish tanks, plant watering, etc.)?
5. Is there lead in my water?
6. Is there mercury in my water?
7. Why is there fluoride in the water?
8. What is the pH level of City of Tybee Island’s water?
9. If my water has an odor, what should I do?
10. Why is my water sometimes rusty?
11. Why does my water look cloudy?
12. Why are there particles floating in my water?
13. Why is there a pink or black ring in my toilet?
14. What causes pinhole leaks?
15. Is bottled water safer than tap water?