Discolored water being flushed

The discolored water containing high levels of manganese that made its way into Appalachian State University’s water system Sept. 17 has started to clear, said Michael O’Connor, director of Appalachian State University’s Physical Plant.

O’Connor said that the water will flush out faster in buildings like dorms that use a large amount of water per day in comparison to an academic building that may take more time. He also said the manganese levels never reached a high enough concentration to be an issue for drinking water.

The problem that caused the discoloration occurred over a span of four days, O’Connor said.

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