Common water issues

Why does my water look dirty/brown/black

Where Council is undertaking planned maintenance works, we will notify residents ahead of time, however unexpected events such as mains breaks or firefighting may result in dirty water. This may be due to deposits being disturbed by the change in the water flow rate and direction.

If you experience dirty water, run the tap closest to the water meter for 5 to 10 minutes and your water should run clear. If not, avoid using the dishwasher or washing machine during this time and call Council on 1300 883 699.

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