Water Discoloration Reported in Neighborhoods Near Essex Street

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The Hamilton Department of Public Works has received three phone calls about “brown water” on Thursday morning, April 2 – all from the area of Martel Road and Essex Street.

DPW Director Bill Redford said there was a fire in a Dumpster on Martel Road on Wednesday night.

“That is our best guess right now on reason,” Redford said.

When firefighters draw large amounts of water from a hydrant, it often stirs up the water. It will likely take 6-10 hours for the water to settle down, Redford said.

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