Water valve repair - Elizabeth St

Posted On Wednesday December 05, 2018

Date: Wednesday December 5, 2018

Time: 10:03 am

Location: Elizabeth St

Status: Our staff have the water off on Elizabeth St from Oxford St to Boehmer St. A contractor is repairing a water valve.

When the water is turned back on, it could be discoloured or milky.

Discoloured Water
The discolouration is from iron and manganese that are naturally occurring in the groundwater. When the mains are flushed or there is a change in pressure from events such as a fire or a watermain break; the iron and manganese that has settled in the distribution system can be stirred up. To eliminate the discoloured water you can turn on a cold water tap nearest your water meter and let it flush slowly for several minutes until it runs clear.

Milky water
If your water is "milky", it has air in it. You can turn on a cold water tap at the highest point in your home and again let it run slowly for a few minutes until the air is gone.

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