Why does my water sometimes look cloudy?
Tap water can sometimes appear cloudy and this is often mistaken for an impurity in the water. Cloudy water, also commonly described as milky white, hazy, soapy or foamy, is usually caused by air in the water. this can occur naturally and is caused by dissolved air in the water that is released when the faucet is opened. When you relieve the pressure by opening the faucet and fill your glass with water, the air is now free to escape from the water. Because cold water holds more air than warm water, small bubbles will appear in water that is heated or depressurized, because this reduces how much dissolved gas the water can hold. The presence of air can sometimes be traced to pipeline or pump repair too.
Suggestion: To see if the white color in the water is due to air, fill a clear glass with water and set it on the counter. Observe the glass of water for two or three minutes. If the white color is due to air, the water will begin to clear at the bottom of the glass first and then gradually will clear all the way to the top. If the cloudiness does not clear after five minutes, call the City of Orange Water Division at (714) 288-2475.

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1. Why does my water sometimes look cloudy?
2. Do I need bottled or filtered water for safety?
3. Do I have hard water?
4. What are PFOS AND PFOA?
5. Why did water agencies test for PFOS AND PFOA?
6. What are the health impacts of PFOS and PFOA?
7. What are EPA Halth Advisories?
8. How are drinking water contaminants enforced by the EPA and the State of California?
9. What technologies will remove PFOS and PFOA?
10. Have PFOS and FPOA been detected in the region?