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NTMWD Explanation for Cloudy Water

When water is delivered to your home that is very cold, such as during the winter or extreme cold temperatures like our region experienced last week, the water heats up within the household plumbing system naturally before it reaches the tap. This increase in temperature allows dissolved air to be released in the form of air bubbles. Air bubbles can appear milky or cloudy. Allow the water to sit in a glass or pitcher for a few minutes, and the water bubbles will rise to the surface and disappear. Construction or when the water supply has been off for even a short time can also introduce air into your water system. Flushing the cold water taps after these events will allow the air to escape.