Brown water in Admiral

First “brown water” report of the week – from Scott, who’s a few blocks south of Hiawatha. No emergency responses on the Seattle Public Utilities water-trouble map, so it might well be hydrant testing, but always report it to SPU’s 24-hour line at 206-386-1800. (And hold off on laundry till your water’s clear – the “sediment” in the lines is mostly rust and it will stain light-colored clothing.)

9 Replies to "Brown water in Admiral"

  • D May 20, 2024 (2:23 pm)

    Mine is brown as well! I’m a block south of Hiawatha

  • M May 20, 2024 (2:58 pm)

    Yes I have brown water south of Hiawatha

  • J May 20, 2024 (3:49 pm)

    Brown Water in Gatewood

  • Johnny Stulic May 20, 2024 (7:29 pm)

    Has it ever occurred to hydrant testing people to, I don’t know, notify the residents of the areas undergoing tests? I mean, the Internet exists and can be used for other things besides conspiracy theories and scams. Why do we have to witness it, hopefully before drinking it, showering in it, or washing laundry in it?

    Not everyone is familiar with causes of brown water and unscrupulous plumbing companies have been known to peddle “solutions” like replacing perfectly good hot water tanks at the cost of $5000.

    • Anne May 20, 2024 (9:24 pm)

      The hydrant testing people??You mean SFD? I think they do it when they can-not on a preset schedule-so notifications could be problematic. But making sure hydrants are in good working order is critical-& worth the inconvenience -at least in my opinion. 

  • WS May 20, 2024 (8:28 pm)

    Brown water a block south of WSHS.  

  • Rachel May 20, 2024 (9:37 pm)

    We’re on SW Admiral Way near 39th and we still have brown water too. 

  • Josh May 20, 2024 (10:13 pm)

    Brown water still south of WSHS. 

  • P May 21, 2024 (9:14 am)

    Two blocks from Hiawatha and still brown this morning only on cold.

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