Brown water in Fairmount Park area

Thanks to Libby for the report – brown water in the Fairmount Park area. Libby has already reported this to Seattle Public Utilities206-386-1800, the number to ALWAYS call about water trouble – and says SPU advised that there’s hydrant testing in the area. (The discoloration is caused when unusual activity, from hydrant testing to a fire response to a pipe break, stirs up “sediment,” most often rust, in the system.)

2 Replies to "Brown water in Fairmount Park area"

  • FPH2O October 8, 2023 (1:19 pm)

    How long does it usually take for the water to clear up?

  • John B October 9, 2023 (11:06 pm)

    This has occurred 2 or 3x in Arbor Heights  since late 2018.  Never seen it elsewhere in the USA.   Hopefully its just FeO2… 

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