COLUMBIA — Columbia Water & Light Utility confirmed one water main break Wednesday that could be causing some water discoloration in surrounding areas.
The main break happened near North Stadium Boulevard at Cosmo Park. The city said any water discoloration could be the result of mineral sediments in the pipes being stirred up.
Matt Nestor, the City of Columbia Utilities Community Relations Specialist, said the minerals that caused the discoloration are part of the water softener.
"We use calcium bicarbonate to soften the water and sometimes those minerals will settle in the pipes," Nestor said. When there's an ebb and flow and changes in the water pressure going through the pipes, sometimes that sediment will get stirred up."
Crews isolated the break on Wednesday and began repairs Thursday morning. The break did not put anyone in the city under a boil advisory.
Water & Light said water should clear up throughout the day on Thursday.