Water tests may lead to discolored tap water

The City of Milwaukie will be conducting a water main test and flow assessment for the next couple of days that may lead to discolored water from taps.

On Thursday, July 8 and Friday, July 9, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the City will be checking water pressure and volume from about a dozen fire hydrants located throughout the City.

When the hydrants are opened, sediments and small amounts of corrosive material inside the pipes are flushed out and causing discolored water to the customers in the flushing areas.

If the water from the tap is discolored, the City recommends running the cold water until the water becomes clear. Also, avoid washing clothes or running hot water until the cold water is clear.

The water is safe to drink after it becomes clear.

If there is a need to contact the City regarding this matter, please call 503-786-7600.