DUNEDIN — A water main severed during construction on the Dunedin Causeway may cause brown, rusty water to spit through taps across the city.
Yet a Dunedin official said the water won't be harmful or need boiling, although he cautioned against washing clothes that could be stained by the discolored water.
Engineers driving pilings underneath a causeway bridge struck the water main around noon Tuesday, shaking rust and sediment from the steel pipes into the water supply, said water division director Paul Stanek.
As of 5 p.m., utility workers had yet to shut down the severed pipe. Causeway traffic was not affected.
Residents can call (727) 298-3100 with further questions.
Drew Harwell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (727) 445-4170.