Columbus Water Works experiencing discolored water

Some water customers in Columbus may be experiencing a tint of color in their drinking water says Bob Tant, President of Columbus Water Works.

The color, Tant says, is coming from manganese, a common element that naturally occurs in water sources such as the Chattahoochee River.

"Manganese is removed from the water in the treatment process. Unfortunately, the manganese can build up in the treeatment plant and it is possible for it to release and get in the distribution system. It poses no health risks," says Tant.

Crews are working to flush it out of the system.