In St. Joseph, Louisiana, residents say the water situation is particularly a bad one.

In the video below shows a chalky, dirt-brown water in bathtubs, washing machines, and sinks present a sickening image of what they mean.

According to local news reports, residents say they have dealt with water safety issues for years. But some said they had seen drastic changes in water color from yellowish to murky brown in recent weeks. Others said the problems had persisted for as long as a decade.

Since 2012, the town has mostly been under a boil notice meaning residents are encouraged to boil water before drinking.