Why does the water sometimes appear cloudy? It looks milky or opaque.

Yes the water is safe to drink.  The Water District routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water. All monitoring results are reported to the WV Bureau of Public Health.  A disruption such as repairs in the water distribution system can sometimes allow air to enter the water pipes. Air will cause the water to appear milky or cloudy. If you place the water in a clean glass, the water will clear from the bottom to the top. You should run the water for a short period of time to flush any entrapped air from the lines.