Brown water in Upper Fauntleroy

It’s happening here at WSB HQ, just this past hour. We called the appropriate Seattle Public Utilities number – 206-386-1800 – and they noted ours was the fourth call they’ve received. They had no ready response but promised a call from a water-quality inspector. Discolored water is usually the result of sediment getting stirred up in the pipes – usually rust – but the cause can be anything from hydrant testing/use to a break somewhere.

1 Reply to "Brown water in Upper Fauntleroy"

  • Kathryn Smith May 6, 2022 (5:16 pm)

    Our water is still discolored. Not as bad as earlier, but it normal. We’re keeping it off for two hours and then flushing the pipes with cold water like the inspector suggested. 

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