Householders in parts of Tunbridge Wells have been warned by South East Water their water could be brown, cloudy or white. The information was released after the water supplier’s teams had been out fixing an interruption in supply.
Homes in a large area of Tunbridge Wells were affected, to the south west towards Eridge, east towards Kippings Cross, south east towards Bells Yew Green, and north east towards Pembury and North Farm Road.
The fault was at South East Water’s site at Pembury Road but the company said taps should now be “flowing as normal”. However, it had this advice to residents, saying any discolouration was safe.
“If your water looks brown in colour, please don’t worry as it is not harmful. This happens when small particles of iron within the mains are disturbed.
“Your water may also appear cloudy or white. If you fill a glass of water and it clears from the bottom upwards, then this means your water is just a little more aerated than usual.”
It advised running the water from the cold kitchen tap until the water was clear. It apologised to customers for the disruption.
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Article Source: Kent Live