Water in Munster runs brown but city says it is safe

By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, July 20, 2018

Tapwater in Munster is running brown this month, as power fluctuations at the pumping station have indirectly caused a release of iron into the water supply.

Now the question is how long it will be before the water turns clear.

“I had some last night (Thursday) and Wednesday morning and earlier in July,” said Dave Tellier, president of the Munster Community Association. Sometimes he can get rid of the brown colour by running the tap for five minutes, but one day it took an hour to clear.

“Since I’ve been vocal about it a number of things have happened,” he said. On Friday the city sent someone to his house to test the water, and test it at some neighbours’ places as well, “which is nice to see.”


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