Bismarck locations dealing with solids in water

BISMARCK, N.D. - At least 37 Bismarck locations are dealing with high levels of solids in their water, according to a letter sent out by the city.

A department of public works leader says magnesium metal anode water heaters are reacting with the drinking water at high temperatures, causing the solids.

Workers recommend making sure you have an aluminum water heater, putting your recirculation pump on a timer, turning the heater down and flushing out your system after taking those steps.

The city will hold an informational meeting open only to the residents of the 37 locations affected.

The meeting will be on Tuesday, June 4th at 5:30 at the Public Works Building on 26th Street South.

If you want to report a location having a similar problem, call 701-355-1700 ext. 1.