PARK LAYNE, Ohio (AP) -- Residents in a western Ohio community complain that their water has been discolored for months.
Sheila Evans says the water from her tap in Park Layne sometimes is as dark as coffee. She says it has ruined her clothes, and she won't drink it.
Deputy director Chuck Bauer with the Clark County Utilities Department says the color is from rust in cast iron water lines that are more than 50 years old. Bauer tells the Springfield News-Sun ( http://bit.ly/niEy7P ) it would be too expensive to replace the pipes in Park Layne, about 11 miles northeast of Dayton.
Bauer says officials are flushing the system using a new technique that should eliminate the rust deposits.
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman Heather Lauer there's nothing to indicate the discolored water is unsafe.
Information from: Springfield News-Sun, http://www.springfieldnewssun.com