Regional Water Authority Issues Advisory About Discolored Water in Hamden - NBC Connecticut

Regional Water Authority Issues Advisory About Discolored Water in Hamden

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    Discolored Water in Hamden

    The Regional Water Authority was investigating discolored water in parts of Hamden on Friday.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 20, 2019)

    The Regional Water Authority is issuing an advisory to residents and businesses along Whitney Avenue in Hamden that water is discolored in part of town. 

    The RWA recommends that customers wait until the water clears before drinking it, showering or washing laundry.

    The RWA said it sent crews in the field to identify and isolate the cause. As of 11:50 a.m., the issue was beginning to clear up, according to the water authority.  

    They said temporarily discolored water comes from naturally occurring minerals in the water that collect in the pipes and are stirred up following an activity that disturbs the direction or rate of flow of water in the water main.

    Anyone who is immunocompromised can seek advice from their health care providers about drinking water that is discolored, the authority said.

    The authority has posted more on discolored wate here. 

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