Watermain replacement project should help with red water

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- Red water continues to plague some folks in Dothan, but now there is a plan in the works to fix it.

Contractors will soon start work on a watermain replacement project, in Dothan’s Garden District.

The goal is to fix antiquated pipes, and replace others, to improve water quality.

Iron is what causes the water to turn red.

Dothan Utilities Director, Billy Mayes, said the water is safe for consumption but is a bit of a nuisance.

“It’s not aesthetically nice and it can stain your clothes, but as far as health concerns, there’s not,” said Mayes.

“You take precautions, and you don’t want to have that in your water,” Mayes said.

The watermain replacement project begins this summer and should take about 6 months to complete.

If there is an issue with water in your area, the city can flush the line.

For more information call Dothan Utilities at (334) 615-3302.