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Why am I seeing discolored water in some NLR, Sherwood areas?
Why am I seeing discolored water in some NLR, Sherwood areas?

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Central Arkansas Water released the following information regarding discolored water in areas of North Little Rock and Sherwood:

CAW has received reports of discolored water in various areas of North Little Rock north of I-40 and Sherwood. Increased flows in water mains due to the high summer water demand scoured natural mineral deposits found in the water mains. This has led to discolored water for some customers.
CAW crews continue to respond to discolored water calls by flushing the mains using fire hydrants and other techniques. Some residual discolored water may still be present, even after the flushing.
If you are experiencing discolored water, please run your cold water faucets for approximately 5 minutes to reduce the discolored water. This process may need to be repeated every few hours until the water runs clear. Despite the discoloration, the water remains safe to drink. However, we recommend that you DO NOT wash your clothes while the water is discolored.
We will continue to update this notice as more information becomes available.
To report discoloration or if you have any questions, please call our Dispatch center at 501.377.1239. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the discoloration.