St. Joseph Residents See Water From Yellow to Brown, But Water At Source Meets Requirements

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Article courtesy of Bob Lenox | Jan 23, 2016 | the news star | Shared as educational material

From pale yellow to murky brown is how some St. Joseph residents have seen the color of their water change in recent days. The town claims the problem was recently magnified by either a break or malfunction in the water line along Levee Street. This episode with darker water flowing from faucets has left some St. Joseph residents with more questions than answers. St. Joseph residents are used to their water being light yellow. But lately, it has turned brown. The Department of Health and Hospitals says that the water samples from the town “met the Environmental Protection Agency’s minimal standards for quality.” So the problem is likely in the town’s water pipes. In the last legislative session, the town was awarded $6 million for its water pipes. Read more online:

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