Brown water in Upper Fauntleroy

For all the times we’ve written about what to do if your tap water is brown/discolored … this time it’s happened at WSB HQ. So in case anyone else in Upper Fauntleroy or vicinity is experiencing it, we did call Seattle Public Utilities – which wants to hear from you if it ever happens where you are – at 206-386-1800. They say hydrant use in the area has stirred up sediment. (Here’s SPU’s complete “what if my water’s discolored?” page.)

4 Replies to "Brown water in Upper Fauntleroy"

  • Diane May 23, 2018 (2:41 pm)

    I sure wish there could be a city code requiring notifying neighbors of planned turning on of hydrants that creates brown water, if nothing else to plan taking a shower before water turns brown

    • WSB May 23, 2018 (3:00 pm)

      A good idea, likely impractical until technology enables something like an instant robocall to everyone within a specified radius of a certain location …

  • Sarah May 23, 2018 (4:56 pm)

    I noticed it this morning on California Ave in Gatewood.  It is still brown now, at 5 pm.   I called SPU and talked to a horribly condescending man who said that no one else was having issues, I was the first to call in.  I then checked the blog to see this.  So he lied to me.  I called back and got a really friendly person on the phone, and he said if they get enough calls, they will send a crew out to flush the line.  So call.  

    • WSB May 23, 2018 (5:20 pm)

      Ours seems to be OK now but we’ve been running it off and on all day. I didn’t ask the call-taker if anyone else had reported it but she seemed to be rather speedily aware of the situation – TR

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