Over the past few weeks, brown water has regularly come out of the tap at Jolanda, a resident of Overpelt. “It was so bad that my dog didn’t even want to drink it anymore. If even my dog doesn’t want it, then neither do I, ”she explained to our colleagues from HBvL.
When asked by HBvL, water company De Watergroep said the problem would be the water pipes, which are mostly cast iron, and pressure fluctuations. “When there are fluctuations in the water pressure, the iron particles easily come off inside,” he says, recommending not drinking tap water directly after an episode.