My water is discolored. Why would this occur, is it safe to drink and how can I get rid of it?

Discolored water results when water traveling through the water mains reaches high enough velocities to stir the iron and manganese sediment lying in the bottom of the water mains. Water main breaks, fire fighting activities, and extremely high system demand are typical causes of discolored water. There are no health risks associated with type of problem, as the particulate matter causing the discoloration is simply iron and manganese oxides, and are not harmful. The best way to eliminate this problem would be to turn all faucets on at the same time and let them run a few minutes. If it does not clear, try again later. It may be because the sediment in the water main has not settled out yet. If so, wait several hours and try again. 

If you have found that this discoloration has occurred while doing white laundry, there is a solution you can purchase at your local hardware store called "Iron Out". Only use this after the water has cleared and rewash the white clothing.