Residents who are hooked up to the city water system might experience some discoloration in their water starting today.

The city of Battle Creek says that a valve problem at the Verona Pumping Station forced water mains to be closed, meaning that some sediment might have been loosened; however, the water should remain perfectly safe to drink.

If your water is discolored, you should perform a cold water flush in your home until the water runs clear; it’s recommended to perform the flush before using hot water. As well, they recommend caution when doing laundry.

This problem is expected to last for several days, maybe more than a week.

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