Brown water in Coombs

Share Canberra's trusted news:

glass of water

ACTEW Water advises that people in Coombs may be experiencing discoloured water that is thought to have been caused by some recent essential works that took place in the suburb. They are currently investigating the issue.

The change in water colour normally occurs when the natural sediment is disturbed within the pipes causing the water to take on a brown or reddish colour.

It is not recommended that you drink the water if it appears, tastes or smells objectionable.

Residents experiencing discoloured water are advised not to use washing machines and dishwashers as it may stain clothing or clog filters.

If you experience ongoing discolouration, please talk to ACTEW Water on 6248 3111 (Option 1).

Who Can You Trust?

In a world beleaguered by spin and confused messages, there's never been more need for diverse, trustworthy, independent journalism in Canberra.

Who can you trust? Well, for more than 25 years, "CityNews" has proudly been an independent, free, family-owned news magazine, serving the national capital with quality, integrity and authority. Through our weekly magazine and daily through our digital platforms, we constantly and reliably deliver high-quality and diverse opinion, news, arts, socials and lifestyle columns.

If you trust our work online and believe in the power of independent voices, I encourage you to make a small contribution.

Every dollar of support will be invested back into our journalism so we can continue to provide a valuably different view of what's happening around you and keep citynews.com.au free.

Click here to make your donation and you will be supporting the future of journalism and media diversity in the ACT.

Thank you,

Ian Meikle, editor

Previous articleWanniasa Mugger nabbed in Swinger Hill
Next articleA truly contemporary sound: The String Contingent

Leave a Reply