'Why is the water black in Tullamore?' - Anger over discolouration

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'Why is the water black in Tullamore?' - Anger over discolouration

'Why is the water black in Tullamore?' - Anger over discolouration

A Tullamore resident has raised the issue of discoloured water at his home by asking Irish Water: "Why is the water black in Tullamore?"

The resident raised the issue with the utility on social media. 

Irish Water has advised the resident to run their cold, kitchen tap for approximately 20 - 30 minutes in order to help clear any discolouration.

"Sometimes after works in an area, supply can be discoloured. If you run the tap now and it doesn't help to alleviate the discolouration, contact us," they added.

The resident has said the discolouration has been present in his supply for over two weeks. 

Irish Water is following up on the issue.