Potential for water discolouration in South Canberra

July 2, 2018

Icon Water crews are carrying out essential work on the water network which has the potential to cause slight water discolouration today and tomorrow affecting customers in Pearce, Chifley, Lyons, Philip, Mawson, Weston, Curtin and Waramanga.

An increase in the velocity of water flow or a change in direction of water flow can cause water discolouration due to naturally occurring sediment being stirred up within the network.

We apologise for any inconvenience and advise customers not to drink the water if it appears, tastes or smells objectionable.

We also advise delaying using washing machines and dishwashers as there is a chance that the sediment may stain clothing or clog filters. 

Icon Water advises that if discolouration occurs, it should clear with normal use. However, if customers continue to experience discoloured water on Wednesday, please let us know by calling 02 6248 3111 (select option 1).


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