More brown water in Gatewood, south Morgan Junction

Multiple reports, via email and Twitter, with word of brown water. First:

John on the 7100 block of California Ave SW reports taking a “mineral bath” and recommends checking your water before doing the laundry.

Also just out of the inbox, T reports, “I want to let you know about brown water in Gatewood (41st and Holden) this morning. It’s been reported to SPU. … Apparently someone has operated a hydrant in the neighborhood which stirred up sediment. It should be clear by 6:00 p.m.” If your water turns up discolored, always report it to SPU, 206-386-1800, so they can track it; they recently explained that a change in hydrant-testing procedures is apparently stirring up more sediment – mostly rust – in the lines. (Thanks to the commenter who provided the initial tip about that change!)

3 Replies to "More brown water in Gatewood, south Morgan Junction"

  • 1994 May 28, 2023 (2:44 pm)

    So much brown water recently.  Need to get in the habit of eyeballing it in a clear glass  before consuming/using.

  • Auntie May 28, 2023 (2:51 pm)

    We had murky water this afternoon – just off Delridge near Boren STEM School. We saw a fireman doing something at the hydrants on our street, so assume they stirred it up.

  • BriGuy May 28, 2023 (4:10 pm)

    We saw a person from the Seattle Fire Department (fire truck stopped by) adjusting a valve next to a hydrant on Holden this AM shortly before we noticed the brown water.  Thanks everyone for the tips. 

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