Belfast Telegraph

Public told to run tap until clear after brown water issue in Belfast

NI Water has advised the public to run their taps after quality issues affected areas in the city centre.

Businesses in the Upper Arthur Street area were said to be affected.

Engineers for the water company are working on flushing the system.

A spokesperson for NI Water said: "NI Water leakage teams were carrying out routine work in Belfast City Centre earlier today. Rezoning of the watermains caused a temporary water discolouration issue which is currently being addressed."

NI Water added: "Any customer experiencing discoloured water from their taps are advised to run the water until it runs clear. Further advice can be found on www.niwater.com or by phoning Waterline on 03457 440088.

"NI Water would like to thank customers for their patience while this issue is resolved."

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