My tap water is brown!

Does anybody else have brown water coming out of their taps?

A call to Charleston Water System's emergency line brought me to a helpful lady that told me the fire department had been flushing lines today and that I should run the cold water in the faucets farthest away from the meter for about 10 minutes to flush out the water lines.

The taps have been running for almost 20 minutes now and the water finally seems to be starting to clear up. I have a feeling I've also just flushed the lines for the entire neighbourhood considering my house is at the end of the cul-de-sac.