Why is my water rusty brown/orange?

If water is frequently rusty brown/orange that may be an indication of an issue with home plumbing or a hot water heater.  Issues in the City’s pipe system such as broken pipes, construction activities, and fire hydrant use can produce temporary discoloration that can get into building fixtures.  Removing faucet screens and running the water for several minutes until clear typically addresses this issue.

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1. How is the City of Lafayette’s drinking water treated?
2. Why does my water taste/smell like chlorine?
3. Why does my water smell musty, fishy or earthy?
4. Why is my water rusty brown/orange?
5. Why is my water white or cloudy?
6. Why is there pink/black mildew in my shower/sink/toilet?
7. My water tastes different. Is there something wrong with the water system? Is the water safe to drink?
8. Why don’t other communities have this problem?
9. Why does it taste/smell bad only when I run the hot water?
10. Should I buy a home water filter?
11. What is the City doing to improve water taste and odor?
12. I’m still concerned, will the City test my water?