ICON Water crews will be cleaning the Aranda reservoir next week which could lead to some temporary water discolouration in the area from Monday May 18 to Friday May 22.
The areas that may be impacted include Belconnen, Cook, Macquarie, Bruce, Kaleen, Aranda, Hackett, Downer and Watson.
Icon Water will endeavour to minimise any impact to the community throughout this work.
The change in colour normally occurs when the natural sediment is disturbed within the pipes, causing the water to take on a brown or reddish colour usually due to a change in direction or an increase in velocity flow.
It is not recommended that you drink the water if it appears, tastes or smells objectionable. Customers experiencing discoloured water are advised not to use washing machines and dishwashers as it may stain clothing or clog filters.
Whilst it is difficult to predict to what degree the water will be affected, Icon Water advises that any discolouration should clear with normal use. If you continue to experience discoloured water after Friday May 22 let them know by calling 6248 3111 and selecting Option 1.