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Posted on: May 20, 2020

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Slight discoloration of water in Chula Vista caused by routine valve maintenance; water remains safe to drink

Sweetwater Authority (Authority) is aware that there is a slight discoloration in the water we are currently providing to customers in portions of Chula Vista, including the areas around G Street, 4th Avenue, Moss Street and Hilltop Drive. This discoloration is not a public health issue, and the water is safe to drink.

The discoloration is due to routine valve maintenance, which can disturb settled minerals in the water mains, causing the discoloration. The minerals usually settle back down within a day. We are working to remedy this issue, and apologize for any inconvenience.

If you notice any of these water quality issues, try running the water at an outside hose bib for several minutes to flush the line between your meter and house. Inside your home or business, remove the aerators from your faucets, and then run the faucets for several minutes to keep from plugging water filters and toilets. We recommend monitoring water quality prior to starting laundry to avoid potential stains.

For more information on the color and odor of your water, see FAQs here.

To report an issue:

The Authority’s annual water quality report is available in English here (PDF) and in Spanish here (PDF).

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