UPDATE: May 6, 2016: A disturbance in a water line Thursday resulted in discolored water at some homes in the Casino Road area. We received calls from about 15 residents reporting discolored water. The water line cleared and the issue was resolved by about 6 p.m. Thursday evening.
From Everett Public Works
Friday, May 6, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
From Vicki Thauvin on FaceBook:
“I called the Everett Water Dept. they said what happened was a fire hydrant was flushed too quickly. This stirred up the sediment in the pipe. The Water Dept. needed to completely flush the line (which should have been done about 5:30 pm). If you turn on your water and it is a little dirty, turn off the faucet. Go to your bathtub and turn on the cold water. Let the tub water run for about 15-20 minutes. The water should be clear by then."
Reports of discolored water in Casino Road area
There is an upset in the use of our water system around the Casino Road area. This has resulted in an increased turbidity in this area. We recommend that you not use your water for up to one hour.
When you do use your water, run it until it becomes clear. We are currently checking water quality and taking measures to flush the turbid waters out of our system. We recommend flushing the water into a bathtub. If you are seeing discolored water, we also recommend that you do not do laundry or wash dishes at this time.
This is not related to lead in the water. If you have questions, please contact Public Works at 425-257-8821.
Taken from Public Works
Reports of discolored water in Everett's Casino Rd area prompt water restriction advisory
EVERETT, Wash. -- Residents in the Casino Road area of Everett are being asked to hold off using their water for an hour Thursday afternoon after residents noticed the water had become colored.
In the advisory that was posted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Everett Public Works says there was "an upset" in the use of their water system in that area, creating increasing turbidity. The utility is currently checking water quality and working to flush the murky water from their system.
In the meantime, they say if you have to use the water, run it until it becomes clear -- preferably in a bathtub. They also advise not to do laundry nor wash dishes until the problem clears.
The utility stressed the issue is not related to any kind of lead problem.
Taken from Komo News.