Brown water in Fauntleroy

We continue keeping track of brown-water instances when we get reader reports about them – otherwise there’s no public way to track them via the Seattle Public Utilities website. Today we’ve heard from one reader who is seeing it near Fauntleroy/Trenton, which is by the south end of Lincoln Park. In many cases, it’s because of SFD hydrant testing stirring up “sediment” (rust) in the lines, but nonetheless, any time it happens at your residence or business, please report it to SPU – 206-386-1800.

2 Replies to "Brown water in Fauntleroy"

  • M. Sweet September 2, 2023 (3:52 pm)

    The phone number to report a water issue to SPU is 206-386-1800 (not -2800). We noticed fire hydrant testing earlier today on our street (Fauntlee Crest), and now water is discolored. SPU acknowledges the fire hydrant testing is likely the cause and the water should clear up on its own “in a couple of hours”.

    • WSB September 2, 2023 (3:58 pm)

      Apologies, I have literally typed that number a hundred times … and had a typo this time. Fixed.

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