Sativa Los Angeles County Water District held a press conference Tuesday to explain an aggressive new program following reports about discolored water in the Compton and Willowbrook area. “Four times a year, crews open fire hydrants to flush out the build-up of minerals from inside the pipes,” officials said. The district says the water delivered to homes during “flushing” may be discolored, but does not pose any threat to customers. Officials were met with protesters, who screamed in outrage at the water company. They don’t believe that the water is safe enough to drink, and aren’t convinced the flushing works.