If you’ve seen brown tap water in the past day, the city has an explanation. There was a water main break Tuesday morning at the intersection of 14th St. and M Ave.
“Due to the main break, we have noticed a wide spread area of customers who are experiencing a brown discoloration in their drinking water. It is our suggestion that citizens flush their water lines by running cold water through a fixture such as a shower or bathtub until their water is clear prior to consuming. This discoloration is due to sediment from our water main,” said the city’s pubic service announcement, sent out at about 5pm Tuesday.
The city had, earlier in the day, notified the school district of the problem. They made bottled water available for students.