Why is my water milky looking?

When a glass of water appears milky, let it sit and observe the cloudiness. If the cloudiness rises to the top, the milkiness is composed of air bubbles. Air bubbles in water do not make the water unsafe. They can be removed by flushing the taps in your home. There are a few possible sources of air in water including air entrapped in repaired pipes, malfunctioning water pumps or more commonly, water temperature changes, as wintertime cools Lake Michigan more air dissolves in the water. Call your Public Works department at 708-352-2992 if the cloudiness persists in your taps or settles to the bottom of a glass of water.

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1. What is the Village water source?
2. Is our tap water safe?
3. Do I need a water filter?
4. Should I buy bottled water?
5. Why does the water sometimes smell or taste like chlorine?
6. Does the water contain fluoride?
7. Does the water contain radon?
8. Does my water contain lead?
9. What does the Village test for in the water?
10. How do I get my water tested?
11. Why are there water restrictions?
12. What is the hardness of Village tap water?
13. Do I need to soften my water?
14. Why is our water so warm in the summer?
15. Why is my water milky looking?
16. Who do I contact with billing questions?
17. Who do I contact about water pipes or water meters?