Most Americans take it for granted that when they turn on the tap, clear water will come splashing out. However, that's not the case for some people in North Central Florida.
Some residents of an Ocklawaha neighborhood say for the last month when they turn on the faucet, dirty water comes out.
Although Sunshine Utility, a private company out of Belleview, provides the water, the county must change the water filters once a year because of a nearby landfill.
County officials say that may be the cause of the contamination.
Marion County Public Information Manager Heather Danenhower says,
"We've tested the water three times over the last month, and so far two of the three tests have come back, and we have no reason to believe there is cause for concern or a health hazard with reference to the water."
What did come back in the results were elevated levels of unharmful contaminants such as Manganese and Aluminum, which can affect the color and smell of the water.
They still aren't sure if that's the sole reason the water appears to be dirty.
County officials say they will provide bottled water to affected residents in the Ocklawaha area for the next two weeks.
Residents that get their water through Sunshine Utilities and have concerns about their water can call Dewaine Christmas at 352-347-8228
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