Residents in Upper Queen Anne (and parts of Magnolia and Interbay, too) may see some discolored water on Thursday when Seattle Public Utilities crews plan to restart a major pipeline. The pipeline has been out of service for the last six weeks and will be brought back online the evening of the 26th.
“We are doing everything possible to minimize the impact of discolored water on customers,” said Water Operations Acting Director Dave Muto. “The pipe has been cleaned and disinfected, it’s been sitting full of water to allow any remaining sediments to settle, and we are bringing it back in service at night when water usage is low.”
If you do see discolored water, SPU says its still safe to drink, but it recommends running cold tap water for 3 to 5 minutes until it clears. If the water isn’t clear, residents should shut off the faucet and wait an hour before testing the water again — and avoid using hot water in the meantime. If that still doesn’t do the trick, customers are advised to call SPU’s Operations Control Center at (206) 386-1800.