Brown water on Genesee Hill

We’ve had multiple reports of brown water on Genesee Hill since late last night. Here’s a photo sent by Molly:

No outages/repairs mapped in the area so far. If it’s happening at your residence, call Seattle Public Utilities to report it at 206-386-1800.

4 Replies to "Brown water on Genesee Hill"

  • Hudson May 12, 2023 (3:09 pm)

    Not sure if it’s related, but we saw a fire truck yesterday afternoon in Seaview (on 49th around SW Findlay St) that appeared to be stopping and testing fire hydrants.

  • Molly May 12, 2023 (3:36 pm)

    SPU said fire dept was testing hydrants in our area today, and that’s why. Thank you WS Blog!

  • Henry May 12, 2023 (5:02 pm)

    We experienced the same thing on Alki Point by Bar-S. Lasted a few hours, landlord told us to just run the water til it ran clear. Was also from fire department 

  • Brian May 12, 2023 (8:38 pm)

    My water has still been brown as hell for 24+ hours now, yet they claim it is “safe to drink” when I call them. Me thinks I will not be taking that Montezuma’s Revenge  risk. 

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