The City of Boulder water customers in northwest Boulder may experience discolored water due to a pump test today at a hydroelectric generation station.

Precautions will be taken to minimize the possibility of discolored or rusty water, including flushing fire hydrants. The test is weather dependent and may be delayed if conditions are not favorable.

If discolored water comes out of your taps, run several taps with cold water at full force for a short period until the water clears. It the water doesn't clear, contact the city's Drinking Water Program at 303-413-7400.

Avoid washing laundry with discolored water and avoid using hot water to prevent discolored water from entering a hot water heater. Due to potential unpleasant taste, it is recommended that you wait to drink the water until it clears.