Why is my water brown?

Sometimes because of construction or the use of fire hydrants near your residence or business, you might find that your water becomes discolored. This is caused by deposits that have accumulated inside the water pipe walls. This can appear unpleasant, however, it is temporary, and it is not harmful. If you are experiencing this issue, turn the faucet on and let the water run until the water appears clear. If the problem continues or doesn’t resolve, please contact the City of Ocean Springs Public Works Department at 228-875-3955.

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1. Can I burn within the city limits?
2. What is the process for filling a swimming pool?
3. How do I obtain a copy of a fire report?
4. What is the City of Ocean Springs Fire safety insurance rating?
5. Does the Fire Department check the levels and efficiency of fire extinguishers?
6. How often do commercial business need to have their extinguishers recertified?
7. Why is my water brown?
8. Does the Fire Department install child safety seats?
9. How frequently should I change the battery in my residential smoke detectors?
10. How frequently should I change out the smoke detector unit?
11. Which agencies offer assistance to victims after a fire?