Water is our most valuable shared resource and together we can keep it
that way for generations to come.
My water is red or brown. Why is this?

Pipes in the street, home or your hot water tank may be rusting. If the discolored water is coming only from the hot water tap, the source is likely your water heater or home plumbing. Consult a licensed plumber. If the problem flows from both hot and cold, you may contact us at (406) 721-5570.

back to common questions

More information can be found at the Environmental Protection Agency’s website at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/faq/faq.html


- The Missoula Aquifer
- Watershed
- Rattlesnake Lakes
- Backflow/Cross-Connection
- The Water Quality Report
- Water Quality Questions
- Bottled Water vs. Tap Water
- The Milltown Dam
- Private Wells vs. Regulated Water