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Why does the water first appear white in color, and then clears over time?

This is usually trapped air in the water and over time clears from the bottom up. Normally, this is a result of the sinks aerator (which is installed to put air into the stream to prevent excessive splashing). To see if the aerator is the problem, remove the aerator, run the water and compare the color.  If you are unable to remove the aerator, you can check the clarity at a different sink or an outside hose.


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