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Commissioner says discolored water in Youngstown neighborhood is safe

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The Youngstown Water Department is scheduled to conduct tests on Friday in an attempt to determine what is causing discolored water to pour from taps in some homes in a south side neighborhood.

Water Commissioner Gene Leeson tells 21 News that there is a trace amount of iron in the water coming into homes along Thalia Avenue. Leeson says it is about the same amount of iron that is found in well water, and is safe for drinking.

Residents have been experiencing the discolored water for months and despite attempts by the city to resolve the issue, the water is still dirty.

Flushing a nearby hydrant remedies the problem temporarily, but the discolored water keeps coming back.

The water is now taking a toll on their clothes and their appliances and sediment is filling their drains.

If Friday's tests don't uncover the source of the discoloration, Leeson says they'll cut into the pipe and place a camera inside for a closer look.

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