Why does my water look cloudy?

Water in the distribution system is under pressure. Air sometimes dissolves in the water in the pressurized lines. At the faucet, the air gives water a "cloudy" or "milky" appearance. In fact many faucets have aeration features built in. The quality of the water is not affected by the entrained air. Let the water stand in an open container for a few minutes. The air in the water will disperse to the atmosphere.

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1. How often is my water tested?
2. What is the hardness of my water?
3. Why does North Texas Municipal Water District add chlorine to the water?
4. Why does my water look cloudy?
5. What are the white particles coming from my tap?
6. What is the pH of Garland's water?
7. Why is my water discolored? Is this safe?
8. Why is fluoride added to the water?
9. How do I get information on bottled water and home filters?
10. Why does my water have an earthy taste and odor during the summer months? Is the water safe to drink?