- Associated Press - Saturday, June 13, 2015

MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe Water Treatment Superintendent Sean Benton says a change in chemicals has caused the brownish water some residents have seen over the past few days.

Benton tells The News-Star (https://tnsne.ws/1JPQd6Y ) the change in the pH level, a unit used to measure the hydrogen ion concentration, worked as a cleaning agent.

He says when the city adjusted the pH and that’s what brought along the color.

Benton says the water was safe to drink.

The city has had crews flushing lines and working to resolve the issue.

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