Why is my hot water brown and not my cold water?
This is caused by sediment buildup in your hot water system. Currently, iron and manganese are treated chemically to sequester the particles and keep your cold water running clear. When heated, especially in large tanks and at temperatures above 125° fahrenheit, the chemical bonds break down and particles settle out.

Over time a layer of sediment will buildup in the tank and when high demand is placed on your hot water the sediment becomes stirred up. This situation can typically be remedied by turning down your hot water tank temperature if it is high and flushing out your tank twice a year. Manufacturers suggest doing this once year for general maintenance but twice a year (when you switch your clocks) will keep it nice and clean.

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