The City of Excelsior is issuing the results of monitoring on its drinking water for the period from January 1 to December 31, 2020. The purpose of this report is to advance consumer’s understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect previous water resources. To learn more, view the 2020 Drinking Water Report (PDF).
In recent months, discolored water complaints have become more frequent in certain areas within the distribution system. Below is a link to a PowerPoint presentation provided to the City Council at the January 16th City Council Work Session. The PowerPoint outlines some of the underlying issues that are causing the discoloration to occur. A water quality analysis has been authorized by City Council and will be conducted over the upcoming weeks.
If you are experiencing discolored water, here are some recommendations:
Flush a lower level laundry tub or bathtub using cold water only for 10 to 15 minutes or until the water is clear. Once water is clear, flush other fixtures within the home with cold water.
If the water is discolored while filling a bathtub or sink with hot water, the water heater may have sediment buildup. Draining the hot water heater will remove sediment buildup in the bottom of the tank.