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Brown tap water in O’Connor today

By molongloid - 16 March 2009 27

The tap water is coming out brown this Monday in O’Connor. 

I’m wondering if anyone else is seeing the same?

What’s Your opinion?


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louey 7:04 pm 17 Mar 10

Have had yellow water for about one and a half weeks. Today worse than ever. I’m in Narrabundah.

fabforty 8:02 pm 18 Mar 09

The whole “running the back tap etc etc” thing actually worked. I had clean water by 7.00pm.

I take back my scepticism.

GardeningGirl 10:11 pm 17 Mar 09

Thanks Danman. That actually does explain something a few years ago. I had my suspicions at the time.
The current rings look quite different, and are also appearing to a lesser extent in the basin.
Been there done that with the takeaway dinners and filling the kettle from alternative supplies. I hope things are better soon for those of you in the inner north.

fabforty 6:52 pm 17 Mar 09

The water in Watson looked like flat beer this morning. Worse tonight. I called ACTEWAGL and spoke to a nice woman who sounded strangely surprised when I told her. She then went into an explaination about “unexpected water delivery, increased sediment etc etc”.

Her advice was to “run your back tap for 20 minutes then don’t use water at all for half an hour”. Sounded very much like “take two aspirin and call me in the morning”. I asked her for reassurance that I wouldn’t be in trouble for using my hose outside the set water restriction hours and she said no and took down my address.

I have enjoyed watering my plants for 20 minutes out of approved times *giggle wickedly* but wondered why ACTEWAGL couldn’t give us the heads up if a number of suburbs were going to be without water for cooking, drinking and washing for (what will probably be) 24 hours.

Off now to buy bottled water and a takeaway. Thank god wine doesn’t need water.

fox 7:59 am 17 Mar 09

Same yellow/brown water in Lyneham last night (and still discoloured this morning).

I was washing the dishes last night and for the life of me couldn’t understand why my gravy pot looked clean, but when I rinsed it out it had brown water in it!

Actew said that things should be cleared up this morning, and if we still have discoloured water to let them know ASAP.

Danman 6:39 am 17 Mar 09

Trulyrooly GG

GardeningGirl 12:05 am 17 Mar 09

Really Danman?

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