ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The City of Abilene wants to assure citizens that even if the color of the water changes, it is still safe to drink!
This change occurs naturally even if the water is treated, according to city staff, who say the color change is due to high levels of iron and manganese in the water from both Hubbard Creek Reservoir and from Lake Ft. Ghost Hill.
“Iron and manganese do not pose a health risk to the public, but can affect the appearance and taste of water,” city officials explain. “At current levels, iron and manganese can also stain plumbing fixtures or laundry.”
City staff recommend that anyone experiencing this discolored water flush their lines for a few minutes, and the problem should be resolved.
If flushing does not resolve the problem, please call (325) 676-6000 for the 24-hour emergency number for the water utility.
All water in the City of Abilene is treated in accordance with state and federal regulations and meets all Environmental Protection Agency standards.