Discolored Water

Water quality is affected whenever there is a disturbance to the water distribution system. Disturbances can be caused by various reasons such as water main breaks, authorized emergency use of a public fire hydrant, electrical outages and routine hydrant flushing to name a few. Iron build up is dislodged from inside the water lines creating the discoloration in the water. Time generally allows the system to settle and run clear.


See what areas areas are currently scheduled for WVWA routine hydrant flushing.

WVWA Current Hydrant Flushing Schedule


Should you have any questions regarding water discoloration please contact Customer Service at (412) 931-3500 during normal business hours.


For additional information refer to the Customer Handbook.

WVWA Customer Service Handbook