Edmond residents dealing with cloudy tap water

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EDMOND,Okla. - What's going on with the water in Edmond?

That's the question making its rounds on social media.

What's supposed to be water looks like milk.

We went to the city for answers.

They assure us the water is safe to drink, but people we spoke with aren't so sure about that.

Neighbors in a neighborhood right off Santa Fe and 15th Street began chattering about the water.

They said it comes out clear, begins to turn cloudy and then turns clear again.

"We don’t want our grand-kids or dogs or anybody drinking this stuff," said Tom Demos, an Edmond resident.

He didn't notice the water until his neighbor told him about it.

"I don’t know what this is, but it needs to be checked out immediately," Demos said.

Tap water is typically safe to drink, but cloudy tap water for some Edmond residents have them thinking twice about drinking up.

"Then, I turned on my water and a glass, and it's been really, very cloudy," Demos said.

It's so thick it almost looks like milk.

"It's starting to get really, really cloudy, and I would never drink anything like that or give it even to my dogs," Demos said.

Demos said he's had a hard time trusting city water before and, now, even more.

"I didn't notice it until the neighbor told me, and sure enough they were correct," Demos said.

So, we decided to check it out.

We set a timer to see how long it would take, and it actually took about 45 seconds for this water to go from cloudy to clear.

And, the city of Edmond assures this water is safe to drink.

"Essentially, what happens is we get some air in the transmission lines, so it's just an overabundance of air that will happen from time to time," said Casey Moore, spokesperson with the city of Edmond.

We wanted to know if it was safe to drink.

"Yeah, the water is certainly safe, Moore said. "It's literally just air that gets into the system and, as you can tell, the bubbles go away, and it clears up."

"No, air in the water wouldn't make it change colors like that," Demos said.

Neighbors are still skeptical about the chalky-looking water.

"Bottled water all the way. I'm definitely going to file a report if that's what it takes to get them to do something," Demos said. "We pay for this water, right? So, if we can't use it, why are we paying for it?"

The city said anyone with concerns should call the water department.

They can have someone come check out to see if there's a bigger problem.

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