This morning, the Portland Water Bureau responded to a water main break at N Hunt Street and N Hamlin Avenue.
Customers Experiencing Discolored Water
In most cases the water will clear on its own within two hours or less. If your water is discolored:
- Use the water to flush toilets, but avoid running the water through filters, hot water heaters, and washing machines.
- Wait an hour for the system to settle, then run water at one tap for up to five minutes to see if it clears. If it does not clear, wait another hour and try again. When the water runs clear, run water throughout the house to flush any sediment that may have been drawn into your pipes.
If the water does not clear in a few hours, or if there is also a significant loss of pressure, contact the Water Line at 503-823-7525 or by e-mail.