After several reports of discolored water in several neighborhoods, the Rye Water District will flush water mains Tuesday to remove sediment buildup.

The district said that water mains in the areas of Grove Road, Garland Road, Fern Ave, and Marjorie Way will be flushed between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The procedure could leave some customers with low water pressure or discolored water.

"It has been determined sediment buildup of iron from our bedrock wells in our Garland 12” watermain and the now required chlorine for disinfection is causing that iron buildup to break loose periodically when pump activation is required for tank filling," the district said in a statement.

Customers in the affected areas should not use their water during that time at the risk of pulling the sedimentation into their homes. Those whose water is discolored should run the cold water outside until the water is clear.

The district said there are no health concerns associated with the discoloration.

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