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Slidell residents complain about murky water

Utility says weekend storm caused the problem. (FOX 8 Photo) Utility says weekend storm caused the problem. (FOX 8 Photo)
SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) -

Some neighbors weren't happy to see what happened when they recently turned on their faucets.

"It would have been nice to get notices about that," neighbor Heidi Turner said. 

If you live in the Oak Harbor or Eden Isles neighborhoods on the north shore, you may have noticed what some described as cloudy or dirty tap water. 

"It's definitely not any kind of water that I would want to feed my kids, definitely not even my dog. I feel bad for giving him that kind of water," Turner said. 

Others we talked to weren't concerned about the dirty water, while some didn't even notice it.

Coast Waterworks, the utility in charge of water for that part of the north shore, said a weekend storm is to blame. It knocked out electricity to its well and depleted some water in a tank. That caused low water pressure, and when crews started flushing the system to fix the issue, it stirred up sediment. We're told that's what's causing the water to look murky.

"I think it is repulsive. I'd like to see them take a big chug of it and see how they feel, because it is nothing that a normal person would drink - definitely not in my house," Turner said.

Coast Waterworks said it had gotten a lot of complaints about the water over the weekend, but they tell us while it might not be aesthetically pleasing to look at, it is safe. Crews have been working on the problem and they expected the water to be back to normal by Tuesday.

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