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Dunedin residents may see brown water after main break on Dunedin Causeway

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 dharwell@sptimes.com or (727) 445-4170.

Dunedin residents may see brown water after main break on Dunedin Causeway 02/02/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 5:44pm]
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