Wrexham residents have spoken of their surprise after waking up to find their taps running murky brown water this morning.
The discolouring has been caused by a large burst in one of Dee Valley Water’s mains pipes believed to be near Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
Wrexham.com followers in the Rhosddu, Brymbo, Hightown, Gwersyllt, Southsea and Rhostyllen areas have all reported issues with their water supply.
Deborah Murray contacted us just before 9am to say “any1 else got discoloured tap water? We have in Rhosddu. Apparently due to fracture in water main! Hope it’s sorted soon #minging”
Deborah sent us in the above picture to show how brown the water is.
@wxmmoz also reported problems, he said: “Water brown in LL13 @wrexham this morning. Anyone else? @wrexhamcbc. No cup of tea :(”
@elly39 said that the water supply in Rhostyllen had been off all morning but had recently returned.
Lyndsey Kelly attempted to run a bath but was greeted with murky water as pictured below, Paul Cook also took a picture of the dark brown water in his bath complete with a rubber duck!
Problems persisted for many residents late into Thursday evening with some reports as late as 11pm, however the problem appeared to have been solved by Friday morning.
We contacted Dee Valley Water to find out what exactly had happened and a spokesperson gave the following message for customers:
“A number of discoloured water complaints have been reported in the Wrexham area this morning, which are due to a large mains burst. The burst has now been isolated, however you may notice that your water is discoloured, this is due to the disturbance of mains deposits caused by the burst.
“These deposits, although unsightly, do not pose a risk to health. Whilst the water remains discoloured we would recommend that you run your cold kitchen water tap to help to try and clear the supply and also refrain from using any water appliances until the supply has been cleaned.
“Please be assured that our network inspectors will be carrying out a mains flushing throughout the day to help restore the supply to normal. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause you and thankyou for your co-operation in this matter.”