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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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Brown tap water in O’Connor today
molongloid 4:58 pm 16 Mar 09

Confirming @djk, ActewAGL just got back to me. Cleaning stirred things up. Will clear over the next few hours.

Danman 4:58 pm 16 Mar 09

@Danman: Called ActewAGL first. Answer was “we’re looking into it”. Question here was also somewhat a heads-up.

Be nice if you mentioned that in the original post.

Save people like me looking a fool even moreso

djk 4:38 pm 16 Mar 09

From our building manager:

ACTEW have just advised that the water supply along Marcus Clarke St has been stirred up after some blockages were cleared this morning causing a dirty supply. We will advise further when this is expected to improve.

molongloid 4:24 pm 16 Mar 09

@Danman: Called ActewAGL first. Answer was “we’re looking into it”. Question here was also somewhat a heads-up.

@Holden Caulfield: Was brown like tea (no milk) at worst. Better now, but not perfect.

Saw ActewAGL trucks on Fairfax St (Belconnen Way-Macarthur Ave) at 3:30pm and a lot of water being released into the storm drain. Possibly trying to sluice?

Water not perfect at 4:30pm but a lot clearer, 1km downpipe from Fairfax St.

Jim Jones 4:21 pm 16 Mar 09

jakez said :

Holden Caulfield said :

This morning was okay for us, but this is not uncommon.

How brown? Just a bit dirty, or just plain yuk?

When we get brown water from our taps it’s just a bit discoloured, and a bit smelly. But enough that I tip it straight on to the garden, rather than drink it. :p

I drank it and it gave me super powers. I can now rust any piece of metal using only the power of my mind.

But your water is only brown because I did a poo in your pipes, jakez.

jakez 4:16 pm 16 Mar 09

Holden Caulfield said :

This morning was okay for us, but this is not uncommon.

How brown? Just a bit dirty, or just plain yuk?

When we get brown water from our taps it’s just a bit discoloured, and a bit smelly. But enough that I tip it straight on to the garden, rather than drink it. :p

I drank it and it gave me super powers. I can now rust any piece of metal using only the power of my mind.

R. Slicker 4:12 pm 16 Mar 09

Hope it doesn’t have anything to with the dams only being 46% full.

caf 4:01 pm 16 Mar 09

It tends to happen when a higher-than-usual flow dislodges sediments from the insides of the pipes. An example is if a hydrant was used in the area.

Holden Caulfield 3:43 pm 16 Mar 09

This morning was okay for us, but this is not uncommon.

How brown? Just a bit dirty, or just plain yuk?

When we get brown water from our taps it’s just a bit discoloured, and a bit smelly. But enough that I tip it straight on to the garden, rather than drink it. :p

jakez 3:43 pm 16 Mar 09

It was like that in Fyshwick about 2 or 3 weeks ago.

…I don’t want to go home to brown water.

Danman 3:41 pm 16 Mar 09

Maybe they are working on the mains, things like that do happen 🙂

One would think a quick call to ACTEW would be a more reliable source of information no ?

ebony57 3:40 pm 16 Mar 09

’tis brown here in the city, too. Extra flavour in the coffee…

Kizzle 3:05 pm 16 Mar 09

Mmm, gravy..

proofpositive 2:59 pm 16 Mar 09

wholemeal water

peterh 2:42 pm 16 Mar 09

damn recycled water….

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