GREEN tapwater has residents puzzled
WATER bosses have moved to reassure residents after GREEN water started flowing out of their taps.
Residents were left scratching their heads last week when they started spotting the discoloured water.
But despite eight people contacting United Utilities over the issue, the firm has tested the supplies and concluded there is nothing wrong with it.
Instead, water bosses believe the incidents of discolouration are down to internal plumbing issues.
Lisa Wardle, who lives on Cock Hall Lane in Langley, contacted the Express when green water started coming out of her bathroom taps.
And at least 20 people – including those living in Sutton and on the Moss – commented on Facebook saying their water is also a funny colour.
Kelly Thorley said: “I’ve had funny coloured water lately. I live on the Moss.”
Emma L Dalton said United Utilities had been out to test the water, adding: “We have had green water in Langley since last Thursday.”
United Utilities said the water is safe to drink and that copper pipes within people’s homes could be responsible for the discolouration.
A spokesperson said: “The water is perfectly normal and safe to drink, and customers do not need to be concerned.
“The public supply meets all quality standards at the tap that first enters the home off the public water pipe (the kitchen).
“We concluded the internally plumbing (which is a private matter) seems to be the likely source.
“We were asked to investigate after a customer noticed green coloured water from the bathroom tap.
“Sometimes internal copper plumbing in the home can introduce small amounts of copper into the water, especially if the property does not have the correct electrical earthing.
“People might notice a slight turquoise tinge to water in white baths.
“Our advice is always to drink water from the kitchen cold water tap.
“We have done tests on samples of the water at the kitchen tap, which is where the public water supply enters a property, and we are confident that the water supply is normal.
“We have offered advice to around eight customers who contacted us.”
Water engineers issued bottled water as a precaution.