Is your water blue?

Water naturally has a blue hue or color. The degree of blue is dependent upon the water's physical and chemical characteristics. The amount of dissolved oxygen, for instance, can influence water's physical characteristics while copper compounds can affect water's chemical characteristics.

Generally, the more water you see, the greater the degree of perceived blue. A glass of water should appear clear while a bathtub full of water may appear turquoise blue. Excessively blue water, however, may indicate copper corrosion or a possible cross connection within the home's plumbing. If your water seems unusually blue, please call us at 619-667-6248 during business hours or 619-466-3234 after hours, or email Helix Water District.

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1. Is dirty, yellow or brown water coming from the faucet?
2. Are there floating, white, granular particles in your water?
3. Are there black particles in your water?
4. Is your water blue?
5. Does your water appear white or "milky"?
6. Are pink stains appearing near water sources?
7. Does your water have a soapy appearance?