Sometimes because of construction or the use of fire hydrants near your residence or business, you might find that your water becomes discolored. This is caused by deposits that have accumulated inside the water pipe walls. This can appear unpleasant, however, it is temporary, and it is not harmful. If you are experiencing this issue, turn the faucet on and let the water run until the water appears clear. If the problem continues or doesn’t resolve, please contact the City of Ocean Springs Public Works Department at 228-875-3955.