What is manganese?
Manganese is a naturally occurring element that can be found universally in the air, soil, and water.
Is this water safe for consumption?
Although the taste, color and smell of the water are unpleasant, health officials do not believe that drinking discolored water poses a health risk. The water is tested daily through various parts of the City and is in compliance with safe drinking water regulations.
- Catch some water in a light-colored cup. If the water isn’t clear, turn off the tap, wait 30 minutesand try again. Discolored water usually doesn’t last long. If your water still isn’t clear after two or three hours, submit a Fix-It-Form on the website at www.cityofbridgeport.net or call 940-683-3400.
What action does the City take to treat the discolored water?
The City is treating the water at the water plant and is continuously adjusting the treatment method to address the continuing changes in the water supply. The water is tested to verify that the levels are safe for human consumption. The Water Department also flushes the water lines in the City by opening the fire hydrants and draining the water. If you have any questions please call the City of Bridgeport at 940-683-3400.