Fire hydrant tampering leads to discoloured water in Horsham

Some households in Horsham are experiencing discoloured water - but Southern Water has reassured residents the water is '˜wholesome'.

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The problem was caused by someone accessing a fire hydrant without permission in Parsonage Road.

A spokesperson for Southern Water said discolouration occurred as a lot of water was taken quickly, causing disturbance to pipes.

The spokesperson said: “Although it doesn’t look very nice, the water is wholesome and you can continue to use it as normal.

“We would like to remind customers that uncontrolled use of a fire hydrant is illegal.”

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