ADAMSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: Birmingham Water Works gave the following statement to CBS 42,
We have experienced discolored water in some parts of our Western Service Area due to the presence of higher than normal amounts of manganese. Manganese is a naturally-occurring component found in soil and rocks and is harmless at the levels we have noted; however, it causes the water to have a yellowish tint. This happens from time to time. We are flushing pipes in the areas and will be doing so until we have cleared the discolored water. The water is safe to consume.
The Mayor of Adamsville is advising people who live in the city to be aware of issues with the water. In a post on the City of Adamsville Facebook page, Mayor Pam Palmer attached this picture.
It shows two cups of water the mayor says came from her tap. The water is brown. Palmer says the water comes from Graysville. She called Graysville mayor Julio Davis for more information about the water conditions.
Mayor Davis says the issue causing the water discoloration is with a filter plant at Birmingham Water Works. Palmer says if anyone is having the same issues with their water, they should call their water provider and report it.