Water crews respond to discolored water, water main break in Cheyenne
Saturday morning, April 4th, crews from the City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (Board) responded to call for discolored water. Areas experiencing discolored water included most of central Cheyenne.
Water crews responded to a water main leak on a 30-inch water main near Dey Ave. This 30-inch water main feeds water to the central area of Cheyenne. To restore water services to Cheyenne residents, crews isolated the leak which changed water flows in water mains. The changing flows stirred up sediment and corrosion within the water pipes causing the discolored water. Water department crews opened fire hydrants to flush the discolored water from the water mains.
Customers who experience discolored water should run cold water from a hose or faucet for 20 minutes. Avoid using hot water or doing laundry while the water is discolored. This will prevent sediment and minerals from being drawn into water heaters or onto clothes. When the water flows clear again, by this early evening, normal water use may resume. While the discolored water is not Cheyenne’s usual standard for water quality, the water continues to be safe.