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If the City is not working on the system, you should check the service line from the meter to your house for a possible leak. If no leak can be found, the pressure regulator inside the house could be clogged. In that case, you should call a plumber for service.
The Public Works Deparment can not perform work on private property.
1. Chlorine added to kill germs.2. A rotten-egg odor can be caused by small amounts of hydrogen sulfide dissolved in the water.3. As algae and tiny fungi grown in the surface water sources, they give off non-toxic, smelly chemicals that can cause unpleasant tastes in drinking water. Different algae cause different tastes and odors.
1. Iron, which sometimes occurs in nature, may be dissolved in your water. When iron is dissolved in the water, it turns the water reddish-brown. Iron removal devices are avalable and you may want to consider buying one if you have this problem.
2. Pipes leading to your home, or in your home, may be rusting, creating rusty-brown water. Also, your hot water tank may be rusting. Check with a plumber on how to drain and flush your hot water tank. If water discoloration persists, call the Public Works Department (770-943-8010) to flush the water mains in the street.
1. Call the City of Powder Springs Emergency Service line, 770-943-8000.
2. Select option #1 for Water Department, select option #1 again for emergencies.
3. Leave your name, address, phone number and a brief description of the emergency. The on-call maintenance worker will return your call.