Temporary water discolouration possible in Belconnen

May 10, 2019

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Icon Water crews are currently repairing a burst water main in Florina Place Hawker. It is possible that the burst main could cause water discolouration in the suburbs of Scullin, Higgins and Hawker.

Water main breaks can increase during colder weather with soil movement. Today’s break in Hawker is not related to last week’s large water main break in Higgins. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our customers and the Belconnen community.

Discoloured water is the result of small amounts of natural sediment in the pipes being stirred up. Water will clear with normal use – usually within 24 hours of the repairs being completed.

While discoloured water is safe to use we don’t recommend that you drink, bathe or cook with water that appears, tastes or smells objectionable.

It’s also better not to use household appliances, such as your dishwasher or washing machine, due to possible staining or discolouration of clothes.

If you have any concerns please call us on 02 6248 3111 and select option 3.

More information can be found at iconwater.com.au/discolouration.