What is turbidity?

Turbidity is the cloudiness of water. This cloudiness is caused by particles, largely clay, that are so tiny they will not settle out of the water on their own. These particles are undesirable because they interfere with disinfection.

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1. I am billed per 100 cubic feet. How much water is that?
2. I am having my house re-sided. Is there anything I need to do before the contractors arrive at my house?
3. I turned on my water and nothing came out. What is happening?
4. Is Salem's water hard or soft?
5. Is there fluoride in the water?
6. The shut off valve before my meter does not work. Is the Town responsible to replace it?
7. What causes discolored water?
8. What is turbidity?