Water problem in Branford, East Haven, New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The Regional Water Authority is putting out an alert about discolored water or low water pressure for some residents of Branford, East Haven and New Haven.

The utility says there was a small fire and electrical failure in East Haven Tuesday night at the water treatment plant at Lake Saltonstall.

A recorded message on the utility’s emergency phone line this morning:

If you are calling about low pressure or discolored water in the Branford, New Haven or East Haven area, this is due to the redirection of water to your area as a result of an electrical failure at our Lake Saltonstall raw water conservation early this morning. Reverse flow in water mains can stir up naturally occurring sediment in the pipes and can cause the water to appear tinted. You may wish to review the conditions of your water before use, and you may choose to use bottled water for drinking.

The problem was fixed and the treatment facility was restarted Tuesday night. The water company is expected to provide an update on the water situation this afternoon.

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