The Mystery of Yellow Water:

Is it Safe to Drink or Bathe In?

Many people across the country encounter yellow water in their water system and often feel unsure of what to do about it.

So, Is yellow water safe to drink or bathe in? What causes yellow discoloration in the first place?

If you notice colored water from your taps or showerheads when you use hot water, it is probably due to rust and sediment in your hot water tank.

Rust and Iron Buildup in Pipes

Algae can give tapwater a yellowish hue and, if left untreated, could lead to health issues such as skin irritation or gastrointestinal illnesses.

Algae Growth in Water Sources

If you notice yellow water from your taps or showerheads and the smell is offensive, it’s important to have the water tested for bacteria and other contaminants.

Bacterial Contamination

Microbial contamination, exposure to heavy metals and other chemicals, and skin irritation from bathing in discolored water are all potential health risks that can arise from yellow tap water.

Potential Health Risks

These contaminants can cause gastrointestinal illnesses, skin irritation, and other serious health issues if ingested or used for bathing.

Microbial Contamination

Drinking these pollutants can cause cancer and other medical complications if ingested over a long period of time.

Exposure to Heavy Metals

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