Discoloured water in Brownhills and the wider local area? Don’t panic!


Technicians with wet feet are currently scratching their chins and working hard to solve the issue.

I’ve seen a few reports about people in the local area suffering from discoloured mains water – South Staffordshire Water say it’s safe to drink and if it’s bothering you, run the tap a while to clear it through.

A statement was released from South Staffordshire Water a few minutes ago – their status page can be seen here.

This is the water company’s general advice for those with off-colour supplies:

Your horse clearly has diabetes, sir! Video from South Staffs Water.

South Staffordshire Water said:

Discoloured water in the Brownhills, Walsall Wood, Sutton Coldfield areas updated 9:30am

We’re aware that the water is discoloured in the following areas:

Walsall Wood
Sutton Coldfield

We’re sorry about this and we’re working to fix it as quickly as possible.

Although your water may not look very nice and not what you’d normally expect, it’s not harmful to health. Running the cold water tap in your kitchen for 20 minutes may help to clear it. Click here to access our discoloured water advice video.

We’re really sorry, please be assured we’re working on this now but it may take up to 48 hours to work its way through the system.

We thank you for your patience.

Updated: 9:30 am, 13th October 2016
next update: 2:00pm, 13th October 2016

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3 Responses to Discoloured water in Brownhills and the wider local area? Don’t panic!

  1. Mick Bullock says:

    That’s ok if you haven’t got a water meter,twenty minutes is a long time to have the tap running.Would SSWW refund the people who used all this extra water through no fault of their own ?

  2. Andy Dennis says:

    I recall a joke from the days of Australia’s putative wine industry. A vintner sent two samples to a laboratory for analysis. The reply? Neither horse fit to run!

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