UPDATE: About Wednesday night’s West Seattle water woes…

6:33 PM: We don’t know if these two events are related, but just in case one affects you, we’re mentioning them: Kevin asked via Twitter about a lack of water service near 36th/Edmunds, without notice. One reply came in from a 36th SW resident who said their building had been notified the water would be off 6-8 pm tonight “for repairs.” Meantime, we have heard via Twitter from someone near 35th/Charlestown that their water is discolored and Seattle Public Utilities told them it’s an emergency-repair situation.

7:13 PM: Though there was no original tweet about a “water-main break,” SDOT tweeted this a short time ago:

UPDATE, 2:41 PM THURSDAY: Seems the shutoff and the “water-main break” were one and the same. From SPU’s Ingrid Goodwin:

SPU did not have any planned work yesterday near 35th and Avalon. However, there was a water main break yesterday afternoon near 4435 35TH AVE SW. As a result of this break, water was shut off for a couple of hours between about 6 pm and 8 pm to repair the pipe. Customers in the surrounding area experienced some discoloration in their water throughout the evening and night as a result of sediment being stirred up when the water was turned back on. Sometimes when working an emergency repair, our crews are able to verbally tell customers in advance when they will need to turn off the water. If they have time and crew resources to provide customers with a verbal warning that their water will be shut off soon, they will do so and will seek out businesses and multi-family buildings first as a courtesy.

4435 35th SW is the address of Luna, the mixed-use building under construction across from the stadium.

16 Replies to "UPDATE: About Wednesday night's West Seattle water woes..."

  • Matt December 9, 2015 (7:41 pm)

    We are near 42nd Ave SW and SW Brandon St and our water is still brownish. Anyone else?

  • Laurel December 9, 2015 (7:42 pm)

    Do you know if SPU is fixing the problem or is it a problem they need to fix? Thanks!

  • Rebecca December 9, 2015 (7:43 pm)

    We are near 35th and Charlestown and have very brown water coming out of our taps. Just called SPU and awaiting response. Anyone else having this problem.

  • Kara December 9, 2015 (7:50 pm)

    35th and Dakota we have the same issue

  • Lindsay December 9, 2015 (8:06 pm)

    Near Avalon and 35th, we also have very brown water coming out of the taps. Also called SPU and have been waiting for about half an hour for a response. Just would love to have an estimate about when it might be back to normal!

  • Eric1 December 9, 2015 (8:09 pm)

    One would guess that the new construction at 35th and Avalon is a prime suspect in the cause of the emergency….

  • Hannah December 9, 2015 (8:10 pm)

    Brownish water here too- down Avalon. Hopefully this will be fixed now that main is repaired?

  • Bruce Lee drinks Wataaah December 9, 2015 (8:22 pm)

    We’ve got coca cola coming out of every tap! I called SPU and they told me that they are repairing a water main, the brown is just sediment, and he said that it is okay to drink. I’m not sure about that last statement because it is really, really dark right now. We are also near 35th and Dakota area.

  • Neem December 9, 2015 (8:38 pm)

    35th and Andover and brown water here too :/

  • Jen December 9, 2015 (8:40 pm)

    35th and Charlestown – still brown. Just called SPU, waiting for response.

  • Steve S December 9, 2015 (11:30 pm)

    26th ave at Alaska, North Delridge. My water is the color of iced tea. Is this safe to drink? Sticking with beer for now.

  • Liz December 10, 2015 (5:38 am)

    34th and Charlestown – Last night around 8pm, SPU said it would clear up in 8 hours, but water is still brown/rust-looking this morning. Has anyone heard anything this morning?

  • Lindsey December 10, 2015 (6:49 am)

    Ours at 26th and Hudson is brown this morning too.

  • Rick December 10, 2015 (7:46 am)

    My water is a bit brown also. Must be the whiskey in it.

  • Jimmy December 10, 2015 (9:19 am)

    Delridge @ Hudson, 7:50am, brown water. Don’t wash your whites this morning!

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