Discolored water in southwest Champaign reported to be safe
CHAMPAIGN— While about 200 water customers in southwest Champaign are currently receiving discolored water, officials from Illinois American Water say the water remains safe to drink or use and should return to normal coloration by Wednesday morning.
Karen Cotton, a spokeswoman for Illinois American Water, said the discoloration is happening because work crews are transferring the water service to a new 24-inch main on Rising Road.
She said some water became discolored during the flushing process.
"The water is not unsafe and it is still okay to drink and use," Cotton said.
Cotton does advise residents to refrain from doing laundry Tuesday evening until the water becomes clear once again.
She suggests running the water for a few minutes until it clears up.
Cotton anticipates all the water to be clear no later than Wednesday morning.