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    Brown water is coming out of faucets in Clermont Co.: Here's why and what to do

    By Chloe Franklin,

    30 days ago

    Clermont County says most of the county is seeing brown water coming out of its faucets, but that there is no threat to your health.

    The County posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Wednesday that most of the area is "experiencing brown water."

    In a statement, the county's Office of Public Information said the brown color came after a contractor working on the intersection of State Routes 222 and 132 in Batavia disturbed the concrete thrust blocking that supported the water mains.

    Brown water in faucets, toilets in Clermont County

    Because of that, water began traveling in the opposite direction, stirring up iron and manganese deposits.

    "The brown or discolored water that customers are experiencing is iron and manganese," the statement says. "Aesthetically, the discolored water is undesirable, but it poses no health threat."

    Clermont County did say residents should avoid washing light-colored clothes if they are dealing with discolored water.

    The county did not say when Water Resources would be done flushing the hydrants but noted they believe the situation "will be resolved within 24 hours."

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