Dirty water for Forrest

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ICON Water crews will be conducting pressure and flow testing of the water network in Forrest today, which may lead to some water discolouration in the area.

Testing of the network will be carried out from the corner of Empire Circuit along Canberra Avenue, up to the corner of Furneaux Street.

The work is being undertaken to ensure the water network meets fire fighting requirements as new water connections are added for building development in the area.

The temporary 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 an increase in flow.

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.

Icon Water advises that any discolouration should clear with normal use. If you continue to experience discoloured water after today, call 6248 3111 or email talktous@iconwater.com.au .

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