Why does my water sometimes look cloudy?

Occasionally the District receives customer inquiries regarding the appearance of cloudy or milky tap water. This condition is usually due to the presence of dissolved oxygen in the water supply. As the water passes through household water faucet restrictors and/or aerators, the dissolved oxygen collects to form small but visible bubbles.

This appearance will typically clear within 30 seconds, as the bubbles rise and dissipate into the atmosphere. The cloudy or milky condition is not indicative of a water quality or public health concern.

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1. Do I need to use a water-treatment system or drink bottled water?
2. How do I know if my tap water is safe to drink?
3. I want to purchase a water softener. What brand would you recommend?
4. What's the hardness of Monte Vista Water District water? (for those thinking of purchasing a water softener)
5. Why does my water sometimes look cloudy?