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Some residents in the Altrincham area complain about discoloured water coming from taps

United Utilities reported many customers in the Altrincham area have contacted them about dirty water coming from taps.

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The water company have given a statement about discoloured water:

This has happened because of a disturbance to the water mains in your area. Our pipes have naturally occurring sediments and minerals which can get disturbed from the bottom of the pipes every now and then, normally when we have carried out a repair or have replaced a section of water main.

We know it doesn’t look nice but don’t worry, it’s unlikely to be harmful and will settle down again with time. You can help by letting your cold water tap run at a slight trickle until your water runs clear again.

In the meantime we’ll be keeping an eye on this to make sure your tap water returns to normal again as quickly as possible. Please take a look at our discoloured water page for more information.

The incident is still active and we will update this page when we get information the water has returned to normal.

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