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Thames Water criticised over brown water
Thames Water facing critical tweets as residents complain about water looking like it came "straight out of the Thames"
Thames Water faced a number of critical tweets this morning as residents complained of miscoloured water and low pressure from taps and showers.
According to one disgruntled Londoner, the water looked like it had “come straight out of the Thames”.
@thameswater Hi, any update on this brown water situation? Looks like it has come straight out of the Thames.— Henry Hardwicke (@Henryhardwicke) April 12, 2017
But Twitter user Henry Hardwicke tried to look on the bright side of the situation.
@thameswater Ok Mandy, reckon it's alright to have a shower in it?— Henry Hardwicke (@Henryhardwicke) April 12, 2017
@thameswater Cheers, mud is supposed to be good for your skin anyway. I'll give it a go.— Henry Hardwicke (@Henryhardwicke) April 12, 2017
People affected by the miscoloured water were worried that the water wasn’t safe to use.
The brown water is affecting occupants in Paddington.
@thameswater my water is running brown in W11 is it safe??— Smalltruth Theatre (@smalltruthstage)April 12, 2017
2/3 Customers may be experiencing brown or discoloured water. We are sending our technicians to the area to investigate— Thames Water (@thameswater) April 12, 2017
Thames Water expects the water to be back to normal by 6pm this evening.
2/2 We expect everything to be back to normal by 18:00 and we’ll update this message with more information by 17:00.— Thames Water (@thameswater) April 12, 2017