County water may become discolored when situations arise such as water main breaks, water line repairs, construction or a fire in your area. These situations increase the speed of water in the water main, thereby agitating sediments that can discolor the water. Do not become alarmed if your water appears discolored. It is highly recommended that you not use the water or do laundry for 2 to 3 hours; this should give the sediment time to settle. Then you should run your faucets into the bathtub or kitchen sink for about 5 minutes to make sure the water is clear. If the water does not clear up, call our Customer Service Office at 804-693-4044, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 804-693-3890 nights, weekends and holidays.