Residents of an area trailer park in Denham Springs, La., are suing a private water company, claiming they’re getting discolored, smelly water that has stained clothes, ruined appliances and made them skittish about drinking the water they buy.

The lawsuit, filed Friday on behalf of residents of the Justin Heights trailer park, seeks damages and to have French Settlement Water Co. install a special filter to keep out minerals they believe are causing the problems, attorney Donna Grodner said.