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Sometimes the water from my faucet is very cloudy. Is this harmful?
Cloudy or milky water is a very common complaint and a difficult one to explain. It is even harder to resolve. There is no real health concern with drinking cloudy or milky water. The cloudiness is usually caused by air bubbles. To make it a little clearer: just like a bottle of soda pop – upon opening the bottle, bubbles start forming. This is because the pressure in the bottle is higher than the atmospheric pressure. The same thing occurs when we pump water from an excess of 40 feet underground. Because the pressure is much higher underground than it is on the surface, groundwater air bubbles are formed when the atmospheric pressure is met. Since our water system is pressurized, this phenomenon usually occurs at the tap, resulting in cloudy water and/or ice cubes.

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1. Where do I turn on my utilities?
2. When does my water meter get read and how?
3. Why is the water hot?
4. Where does my water come from?
5. Sometimes the water from my faucet is very cloudy. Is this harmful?
6. Why does my drinking water sometimes taste like chlorine?
7. Why is my water sometimes a different color?
8. What is hard water?
9. What is water softening?
10. Is it a good idea to periodically check my water softener?
11. Does the amount of hardness in the water system vary throughout the City?
12. When should I flush my hot water heater?
13. How do I flush my hot water heater?
14. How can I legally drain or backwash my swimming pool?
15. What are the Utility Service Providers in the Goodyear area?
16. How do I dispose of surplus or expired prescription drugs?
17. What is water waste?

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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749