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Murky water clearing up
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Forsyth County News
Water looking a little murky?

Forsyth County officials said despite some discoloration caused by increased mineral content, county water is "safe for all uses, including drinking, bathing and cooking."

Tim Perkins, Forsyth County's water and sewer director, said the discoloration "is caused by natural minerals being released in the raw water supply which is likely related to the recent heavy rains and sudden rise in lake levels."

"The treatment process has been adjusted to remove this discoloration; however, it will take some time to reach the entire system," Perkins said.

Forsyth County spokeswoman Jodi Gardner said the water department "has received some calls ... regarding this [issue]."

The water and sewer department will continue monitoring water quality. According to a press release, "in the unlikely event the water supply does not meet all water quality standards, Forsyth County would notify customers."