Drinking water from your tap will normally look clear and bright with no visible particles. On rare occasions, it might appear yellow, orange, brown, cloudy or black. Discoloured water is usually due to the disturbance of rust deposits that have formed when there has been localised corrosion in the water pipe. Some drinking water sources may contain higher levels of naturally
occurring iron or manganese. This may result in settlement within water mains. Under normal circumstances, the presence of these settled deposits in water mains has no effect on water quality but when unavoidable changes are made to the direction of flow of your water or when essential maintenance work is being carried out on the water mains they can be re-suspended to cause discolouration.
If you have any further concerns, call us on 0800 511 8090.