Is yellow water safe to drink?

PUBLISHED: 12:40 07 December 2019 | UPDATED: 15:41 07 December 2019

Yellow water has been coming out of taps in Kesgrave near Ipswich Picture: DAN DRAKE

Yellow water has been coming out of taps in Kesgrave near Ipswich Picture: DAN DRAKE


Families in Kesgrave have voiced their concerns after their fresh water supply turned a shade of yellow.

Householders have reported a yellow tinge to the water coming from kitchen and bathroom taps since yesterday, and have been left wondering whether it is safe to drink.

The problem continues today and residents have been taking to Facebook, sharing pictures of the discoloured water and asking if it is safe to drink.

Issues with the water have been reported to Anglian Water from a number of residents both yesterday and this morning.

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A spokeswoman for Anglian Water has reassured people living in the area that the yellow water is "perfectly safe to drink".

She said: "The water discolouration is quite common if there has been work going on in the area as this can often stir up some sediment in the iron pipes.

"Usually the water will settle down on its own and it is nothing to worry about."

The spokeswoman said that engineers are expected to be in the Kesgrave today carrying out some tests on the water.

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