9:00 AM EMMITSBURG Brown Water Alert: A few reports of brown water have been received this morning. Please check for water discoloration using cold water first before running any hot water. Flush with cold water if necessary. The Town experienced a large spike in the water flow last night at approximately 9:15 PM. Staff is investigating the cause. 301-600-6300 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to report discolored water.