Cloudy tap water on campus explained January 14, 2015 0 Comments Share tweet Alex Zivkovic Desk Editor By: Alex Zivkovic | Desk Editor After students raised concerns about tap water that had a “milky appearance,” administration from R&DE Student Housing reported that the water on campus remains safe to drink. In an email to students in east campus residences, R&DE explained that they had contacted Stanford’s water provider as to the cause of this cloudy water. Land, Buildings and Real Estate (LBRE), which provides water to campus, clarified that the unexpected change in appearance was due to a water main break. Increased volumes of water can cause air to become entrapped, they explained, which affects the opacity of the water. The email reassured that “water quality is monitored on a daily basis and continues to comply with all regulatory standards.” Though the water is safe to drink, to remove the milky appearance, the email suggested that people should just let the water stand for approximately 30 seconds. Contact Alex Zivkovic at aleksa ‘at’ stanford.edu. cloudy water drinking water east campus LBRE R&DE Residential & Dining Enterprises safe water tap water unsafe water water quality 2015-01-14 Alex Zivkovic January 14, 2015 0 Comments Share tweet Subscribe Click here to subscribe to our daily newsletter of top headlines.