Brown Water in New Haven

An issue in New Haven, Connecticut is being tracked by citizens on SeeClickFix tonight. As of the time of this posting, almost 100 people had voted on this issue and many had left comments indicating they too have discolored water.

The New Haven Independent is reporting on the issue and published the statement by the local water company.

The water is being reported as safe to drink but some commenters are stating they will "definitely not drink it". - digslild

Mark, the resident SeeClickFix guru, posted a good layman explanation of the situation.

"Higher-than-normal water demands (which is what happens when a water main is broken or a fire hydrant is opened too quickly) increase the velocity of the water to a rate of flow that causes harmless material in the pipeline, such as rust and sediment, to break free."