Why is my water discolored?

Your water can become discolored when activity on water mains takes place near your property. The activities can include planned maintenance and/or emergency work, including hydrant flushing, main breaks, emergency repairs, maintenance, or scheduled replacement of water valves, hydrants, and other water infrastructure. In most cases, once the activity has stopped, water should begin to clear up. If you encounter a situation where you have not seen any improvement following the completion of work, or your water is discolored for an extended period of time, please call the Water Division at 508-532-6050 for assistance.

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1. Why did I get a yellow letter regarding my meter?
2. Where can I find a list of the City of Framingham's Licensed Drainlayers? How do I become a Licensed Drainlayer?
3. What do I do if I suddenly lose pressure or have no water at all?
4. What do I do if I notice a possible water leak?
5. How do I obtain an irrigation meter?
6. Why is my water discolored?
7. Where can I find some Water Conservation Information?
8. Is it possible that I could have lead in my drinking water?
9. What are the reflective poles I see on some hydrants?
10. What can I do about an ongoing low water pressure problem?
11. Can I, a contractor, or a landscaper operate a hydrant near my property?