SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Spartanburg County customers of the Startex-Jackson-Wellford-Duncan (SJWD) Water District may have noticed discoloration in water coming from faucets.

The water district said that dry conditions forced them to adjust how they draw water from Lyman Lake, their main reservoir.

SJWD released a statement blaming the discoloration on higher-than-normal levels of iron and manganese.

They said they have tried to mitigate the issue by increasing water taken from a secondary source.

“We expect to see continued improvement and a return to normal conditions over the next few days,” said SJWD in their statement.

SJWD said the water meets all drinking water regulations for safety, despite the discoloration.

The district said water can be used for drinking, showering, flushing toilets, and household cleaning.

They said they do not recommend using the water for laundry, as it could cause staining.

“If clothing is stained during a wash, customers should not let the clothes dry and immediately wash clothes again using a rust stain remover,” SJWD explained.

The water district said they will continue to inform customers of any changes.

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