- Jun 1, 2006
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Picture the scene... there was I, brushing my teeth before bed, looking suitably foamy and rabid, but, as I turned on the tap to rinse, instead of nice, clear water, out gushed a very dark-brown, coffee-like substance!
Startled, I gurgle for Terry to come and look. It looked really 'orrible and left a residue of gritty "silt" in the basin.... yes, just like coffee grounds. It would clear for a few seconds, then gush dark-brown again.
So, we called Welsh Water's 24/7 line to report it (it was about half-past midnight.) Bloke took details, then asked us to ring back if it happened again...... It is still just as bad this morning. So made another call at 7:30 am, and they took more details.
Someone from Welsh Water then phoned about an hour later, to ask whether the water had returned to normal. No, it hasn't. "You have been running it, haven't you..?" Yes, we have, but it is still dark brown and leaving residues of silt!
So, they are supposed to be sending someone out "shortly" to take a look at the release valve thingy which is nearby. But they don't seem to be in much of a hurry. We haven't been able to drink the water, so needed to pop out early to buy some from the supermarket - sans coffee.
The grit is now affecting the loo flush, so we shall probably have to take the cistern apart to free it.