During the spring runoff season, it’s possible for water to take on a slight discoloration. You might notice it when you fill the sink or bathtub.
This is a perfectly natural process. As snow melts in the mountains, organic material like leaves and twigs might stain the water slightly, similar to the way tea leaves turn water brown. Some of this coloration might persist even after water is treated at the treatment plant. The water is perfectly safe to drink and use for washing, and the coloration will go away as the snowmelt slows in the summer.