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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.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,695 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

299 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given


363,840 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,743 Hospitalizations

5,428 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 22, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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