EAST LYME WATER DEPARTMENT
Valve Work – Ancient Highway
October 29, 2019
Valve work conducted on Ancient Highway this morning may cause temporary discolored water on Parker Drive, Webster Road and adjacent side streets this afternoon.
The discolored water is not a health threat. However, the discolored water can stain clothing, so it is best to wait for the water to clear before doing any laundry. Also, it is advisable not to use any hot water as you may draw the discolored water into your hot water tank, which may have to be flushed later. If you are doing laundry when the water became discolored, rewash the laundry later when the water is clear. Use a rust stain remover or regular detergent. Do not use chlorine bleach. Chlorine can react with the minerals in the water and can form a permanent stain.
Please feel free to contact the Water Department at 860-691-4104 with any questions.