Households in parts of Preston are reporting having brown water coming from their taps.Advertisement
The discoloured water warning has been issued by United Utilities.
It was reported from 6.40pm on Thursday (26 October) in the PR2 area.
A spokesman for the water firm said: “This has happened because of a disturbance to the pipes in your area. Our pipes have naturally occurring sediments and minerals at the bottom which can get disturbed every now and then.
“We know it doesn’t look nice but don’t worry, it’s unlikely to be harmful and will settle down again with time. You can help with this by letting your cold water tap run at a slight trickle until your water runs crystal clear again.
“In the meantime we have one of our inspectors keeping an eye on this to make sure it settles back down again soon. We’re sorry if this has affected you getting on with your everyday jobs.”
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Discolouration can range from a light, straw-yellow colour to dark brown.
An update on the United Utilities website shortly before 10pm said they believed the issue had been resolved.
Full advice on discoloured water can be found on the United Utilities site.