Every now and then, you get a glass of water that appears cloudy, perhaps milky even. However, after a few seconds, it suddenly clears up.
You may be wondering, what causes that to happen to my water? Is it safe to drink?
Why White Water Occurs
The cloudiness in water – also known as “white water” – is often caused by pipes, since the water is experiencing more pressure in the pipes compared to water in a glass. The pressure results in tiny air bubbles in your water, rising to the top and evaporating into the air above, which clears up the water. It is absolutely harmless to drink this type of water.
White water typically occurs when the weather is frigid because of solubility of air in water increases as water pressure increase and/or water temperature decreases. Cold water contains more air compared to warm water. During the winter months, cold water travels from the reservoir and warms up as it is transported to your tap.
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