Two brown-water reports so far today in West Seattle

So far today, we’ve had two brown-water reports – from Garrett in Arbor Heights and Melinda in North Delridge. Again today, no Seattle Public Utilities work mapped in West Seattle – either emergency or planned – so it’s likely hydrant testing stirring up sediment (rust) in the lines again, but if it happens to you, ALWAYS report it to SPU’s 24-hour hotline, 206-386-1800. The discoloration is not toxic but can stain your laundry, so you’ll want to be sure the water runs clear before you resume that.

3 Replies to "Two brown-water reports so far today in West Seattle"

  • Raymond April 3, 2024 (4:57 pm)

    Noticed at low tide a couple days ago, the water was really brown and came with a distinct aroma. Left the house, and returned to (sorry) Tacoma Aroma smell inside. Closed windows and door, metallic smell remains. Just called SPU – they said they’d have someone check the water treatment facilities near 53rd. 🤷🏼‍♂️ Stinnnnnky!

  • Marty2 April 3, 2024 (5:22 pm)

    Just noticed brown water this afternoon in Westwood near 31st & Henderson, I assume it’s from nearby hydrant testing.

  • Yjc April 6, 2024 (6:19 pm)

    My water still brown in north Delridge. @apr 6th, 2024.
    SPU hotline useless since the operator not answering.

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