Amber-Colored Water

Water from the groundwater basin that has the color of weak tea, a slight sulfur odor and slightly elevated temperature. The color and odor are believed to result from ancient redwood forests leaching into the basin. Amber-colored water is found in aquifers below the clear water zone. In Mesa Water's service area, amber-colored water is found below 600 ft. with the elimination of aesthetic characteristics (color, odor) and meets all State and Federal water quality standards.