Water system flushing guidelines have been provided by the CDC and the EPA to help businesses refresh water for their reopening.
Water Regulatory Standards
In California, standards are enforced by the State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water
Delivering High Quality Water to You
Thorough Around-the-Clock Monitoring:
Our water quality team takes weekly samples at 26 sites and monthly samples at 36 wells. They also test each valve and flush the distribution system.
Disinfection Keeps it Clean:
We add trace amounts of chlorine to disinfect the water at each well site. This keeps the water clean as it travels through more than 350 miles of pipelines.
Hundreds of Intense Tests:
An independent, state-certified lab tests your water thousands of times each year for over one hundred substances at well sites, treatment facilities, within the pipelines and even in some homes.
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Why does my drinking water look cloudy sometimes?
One of the main concerns with Victorville residents is that their water sometimes looks cloudy or milky. After a few seconds, it tends to clear up entirely. The reason for the cloudiness might be caused by the water in the pipes being under more pressure than the water in the glass. This is also more likely due to tiny air bubbles in the water which rise to the top of the water and go into the air, clearing up the water. The cloudy water Victorville residents might see, is caused by air bubbles in the water and it is completely harmless.
Consumers might notice this happening when it is very cold outside because the solubility of air in water increases as water pressure increases and/or water temperature decreases. Cold water holds more air than warm water does.
In order for the water to reach residents homes, it must be pressurized to a degree (which helps get water all the way from the water tank to their homes). Once the water comes out of the tap, it is no longer under pressure and the air comes out of solution as bubbles. The best thing to do is let it sit in an open container until the bubbles naturally disappear as the image shows below.