Brown Water

The water supply aquifers in this region contain small amounts of iron which can build up in the distribution pipes and occasionally end up at the customers tap in the form of very brownish or rust-appearing water. The Town of North Beach is continuing efforts to improve the operation of its system through the addition of chemicals and system flushing to reduce the occurrences of brown water. Anyone experiencing brown water that soils clothing can obtain a cleaning product that can remove iron-related stains from your local hardware store. Iron in the town's water supply does not pose any health risk.