If Palo Alto residents notice their tap water turning white or milky in the coming month, it's not just their imagination at work.
During the time of the maintenance work, customers will not be receiving water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir -- the SFPUC's usual source -- but from local reservoirs.
According to the water agency, the increased treatment of the local-reservoir water at the SFPUC's Sunol Valley Water Treatment Plant will cause air to be mixed into the water, which makes water appear "cloudy or milky." The cloudiness dissipates if the water is allowed to stand for a few minutes, which causes the air bubbles to rise to the surface and dissipate.
Water officials expect water to return to normal when the work is completed in the week of Jan. 7.
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