Some residents of Drumheller woke up to brown water when they turned on their taps this morning.
"We had accidentally turned on a second pump this morning for about five minutes," explained Darryl Drohomerski, the town's Director of Infrastructure Services. "We increased the pressure in the water mains, again for just about five minutes, but it's enough to stir the sediment up in a few areas."
"I think we've had about four or five calls," he stated. "I just wanted to let people know if they see brown water coming out of their taps, just flush their lines for abourt five minutes or so and it should clear up."
The sediment is not harmful, maintained Drohomerski, noting it's mostly rust.
"It's a very light little coating, but it's moving through town because of the increase in pressure."