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Hallsdale-Powell Utility District water main repairs lead to discolored water

Several customers posted pictures of their discolored water online.
Credit: Hallsdale-Powell Utility District

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Hallsdale-Powell Utility District is making large repairs on a water main today. The water main is located near a treatment plant and is discoloring water, causing it to look slightly brown or cloudy.

Several HPUD customers posted pictures of discolored water online over the past few days. Most of the time, it appears slightly brown and off-color.

Despite its appearance, the HPUD said the water still has safe chlorine levels. It is safe to use and they said they are flushing water lines through their system to fix the issue.

Due to a large water main repair, in close proximity to our treatmen... t plant, HPUD customers could experience discolored or cloudy water in certain service areas. Although the water may appear discolored, it still maintains safe chlorine levels. We are currently flushing lines throughout the water system to resolve this issue.

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They posted about it on their Facebook page Jan. 8 afternoon.

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