The city is investigating reports of discolored water in west Raleigh

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RALEIGH, NC — Raleigh Water is investigating reports of discolored tap water in west Raleigh.

Residents in the Avent Ferry Road area reached out to WRAL News Monday with concerns about the water turning brown.

Ed Buchan, spokesman for Raleigh Water, said the water does not need to be boiled and is safe to drink.

“The water discoloration is due to iron residue inside the pipes that can be stirred up during the break or in March when we switch to chlorine-only disinfection and flush our water system,” Buchan said.

While the exact cause of the discolored water is unknown, Raleigh Water said that water main breaks can also affect the color of the water.

The discoloration may have been related to a recent, smaller break on Wilmot Drive, near Buck Jones Road, Buchan said.

WRAL News is working to get more information to Raleigh Water customers.

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The city is investigating reports of discolored water in west Raleigh

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