Here we go again. Another day with the water off for hours due to some break in these ancient lines. Then instead of trying to flush the crud out, the city allows it to flow in to your system and the dark brown dirty water goes into your home.
Try NOT to flush toilets, run laundry, and run this clear, as the dirt will run into your toilets, and/or hot water tanks and gum up the system eventually causing damage...If you DO run a load of clothes, plan on having them dirtier than when you put them in, and your whites will no longer be white, but a lovely tan color.
If this happened once every 6 months.....maybe.....it might possibly be excused, but not every month as it has for the last several months. Always periodically...
If the city is "working" on their lines, NO ONE ever comes around to warn you the water will be off for a certain length of time. So, if your in the middle of a shower with shampoo all over your head when they shut the water off...tough luck. And the beat goes on. Copan....the last frontier.