Selectmen met with the Water/Sewer Commission tonight to discuss the water quality in Norton. While they were assured that the discoloration of the water poses no health threats, Superintendent of Water Department Duane Knapp gave tips on how to avoid getting the brownish color.
-Flush your water heater two times a year. Be sure to follow the instructions. If you have misplaced the instructions, visit the manufactering website to obtain a copy.
-Lower the temperature on your tank.
-Don't use liquid bleach. Instead use the powdered form. The chemicals in the liquid bleach reacts with the elements, causing stains.
For more on the meeting and other news from the Selectmen's Meeting, tune in tomorrow on Norton Patch.