Brown water in West Seattle Junction area

Thanks to the texter who just told us about discolored water near 40th/Oregon. They’ve contacted Seattle Public Utilities206-386-1800 if this happens to you – and they aren’t working any breaks at the moment (none on the SPU map either), so they speculated it might be Seattle Fire Department hydrant testing. Tests, breaks, or other unusual demands on the system can stir up sediment in the lines, usually rust.

3 Replies to "Brown water in West Seattle Junction area"

  • Alan March 27, 2023 (10:39 am)

    Near 42nd/Oregon, no issue/s. 

  • Fiz March 27, 2023 (11:42 am)

    Sound Transit has been drilling in the area.  Hopefully not related.  

  • taylor March 27, 2023 (2:11 pm)

    Can confirm, we had brown water on 40th north of Oregon this morning. Seems to be back to normal after flushing our pipes.

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