You asked, we answered: Marshall's water discoloration

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Readers have asked about the discoloration of Marshall's water. According to Ginny Ismay, director of environmental services at Marshall Municipal Utilities, the discoloration is caused by a high iron concentration in the water because the distribution system has been disturbed. Ismay said MMU hasn't found the exact cause yet, but they are flushing the system and the water is starting to clear up. Department of Natural Resources is involved in the discussion about the problem's cause.

Ismay said there is no boil alert because the chlorine residuals are working well and there is no evidence of bacteriological contamination.

Contact Jesse Brown at jbrown@marshallnews.com

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