A brownish tint in your water could be caused by several things but is normally attributed to iron in the water. This normally comes from the piping within the building itself, such as from old galvanized lines.
White / Milky Color
A white or milky color in the water would normally be caused by a release of oxygen in the water after it is drawn from the faucet. To determine this, draw a glass of water and let it sit for a few minutes. Watch to see if the color slowly disappears from the bottom to the top.
Should you have any problems associated with color, please call Public Works at 208-746-1316 extension 0 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be glad to investigate any problem and attempt to determine a solution.