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Iron, which sometimes occurs in nature, may be dissolved in your water. When iron is dissolved in the water, it turns the water reddish-brown. Iron removal devices are available and you may want to consider buying one if you have this problem.
Pipes leading to your home, or in your home, may be rusting creating rusty-brown water. Also your hot water tank may be rusting. Check with a plumber on how to drain and flush your hot water tank.
If water discoloration persists, call the Public Works Department at (302) 653-8419 to flush the water mains in the street.