Vallejo residents alarmed after reservoir sediment causes brown water

VALLEJO (KRON)–Nearly a thousand families in Vallejo dealt with brown water coming from their toilets and faucets on Sunday.

KRON4’s Ali Reid said there was a hiccup at the Swanzy Reservoir, which caused sediment to get into the water lines and push into a part of the system.

The discolored liquid had small debris particles floating around, and the city advised resident to eliminate water usage as much as possible.

The reservoir’s sensor gave a false read, sucking sediment from the bottom and into the system.

Crews worked through Sunday pumping clean water and flushing the impacted area.



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