East Lancs residents report white water from taps

East Lancs residents report white water from taps

East Lancs residents report white water from taps

First published in East Lancashire

RESIDENTS in East Lancashire have reported ‘white water’ coming out of their taps.

United Utilities received 23 reports from across Blackburn, Great Harwood and Langho and Mellor on Friday.

The supplier said they have inspectors monitoring the situation and that the water is not harmful.

They said that if the water is left to stand for five minutes it will clear.

In a statment on the company’s website, a spokesman said: “We have received calls to let us know some of you are finding when you turn your tap on the water appears white/is aerated; it has lots of bubbles in it when you fill up a glass.

“This is not harmful to health and will clear from bottom up if you fill a glass and leave it to stand for five minutes.

“In the meantime we have one of our inspectors looking into this.”

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9:05pm Sun 25 May 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

It has been like this for at least a week in my part of Clitheroe, yes it does clear if you leave it to stand from the bottom of the glass upwards but leaves a scum on the top of the glass, maybe it is air but not very pleasant if you want a drink of cordial.
It has been like this for at least a week in my part of Clitheroe, yes it does clear if you leave it to stand from the bottom of the glass upwards but leaves a scum on the top of the glass, maybe it is air but not very pleasant if you want a drink of cordial. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: 8

9:44pm Sun 25 May 14

M Foster says...

White water, as unpleasant as it must be, will be nothing in comparison with the highly likely problems caused if proposed fracking activities proceed in the North West. We are so lucky to have such a ready supply (although I could have done without it all day today whilst cleaning my caravan) yet we all tend to take it for granted. As found in many parts of America, the water table (and land) could be contaminated forever such that animals can't be raised (all for a short term gain by rich globalists) or crops irrigated. Water has to be tankered in - more profit for big business. When emissions from your tap can be lit with a lighter (Google it ) and there are harmful chemicals in your daily supply of water, it will be too late. Even the French have banned it yet French company Total is on course to devastate this country in the name of profit. FRACKING MUST BE STOPPED.
White water, as unpleasant as it must be, will be nothing in comparison with the highly likely problems caused if proposed fracking activities proceed in the North West. We are so lucky to have such a ready supply (although I could have done without it all day today whilst cleaning my caravan) yet we all tend to take it for granted. As found in many parts of America, the water table (and land) could be contaminated forever such that animals can't be raised (all for a short term gain by rich globalists) or crops irrigated. Water has to be tankered in - more profit for big business. When emissions from your tap can be lit with a lighter (Google it ) and there are harmful chemicals in your daily supply of water, it will be too late. Even the French have banned it yet French company Total is on course to devastate this country in the name of profit. FRACKING MUST BE STOPPED. M Foster
  • Score: 14

9:49pm Sun 25 May 14

Graham Hartley says...

The statement from the supplier does not explain why the water is presented to the consumer in this state.
The statement from the supplier does not explain why the water is presented to the consumer in this state. Graham Hartley
  • Score: 21

10:31pm Sun 25 May 14

Graham Hartley says...

We pay for the supply of water. We must grant that water carries a variable amount of dissolved gases, and that there will be somewhere in the small print all manner of excuses for what might accompany the supplied water. Innit.
We pay for the supply of water. We must grant that water carries a variable amount of dissolved gases, and that there will be somewhere in the small print all manner of excuses for what might accompany the supplied water. Innit. Graham Hartley
  • Score: 9

10:53pm Sun 25 May 14

phil kernot says...

It's only lime in the water ,,, did no one listen in chemistry at school ,, you no concentrated lime scale it s in the water tables round here ,,, but if we get fracking and the shale is lowered , what will you have then , we have not come across this at school so that means even the scientists haven't a clue what will happen to the water table , and if your going to give me a thumbs down please explain your reason for this or do you just listen and say yes sir no sir to the goverment ,,,
It's only lime in the water ,,, did no one listen in chemistry at school ,, you no concentrated lime scale it s in the water tables round here ,,, but if we get fracking and the shale is lowered , what will you have then , we have not come across this at school so that means even the scientists haven't a clue what will happen to the water table , and if your going to give me a thumbs down please explain your reason for this or do you just listen and say yes sir no sir to the goverment ,,, phil kernot
  • Score: 8

12:13am Mon 26 May 14

woolywords says...

White water is caused by acid rain falling on the hills of Cumbria, from where your water comes and is nothing more than dissolved calcium carbonate, which is perfectly drinkable, except if you are on dialysis.

as for the fracking comments...
I suggest that you do some more research, as the gaseous methane problem won't occur in the UK, by the very nature of where your water source is and the geology of this area.
You will however, experience some minor quake activity, due to the very nature of fracking. Although these tend to be of the order of very low magnitude and at great depth. More vibration is received by those living alongside the A66, when LGV's go past their homes, on a daily basis.

For the record, I'm against fracking, as it is the desperate measure to sustain gas production, when other, more abundant fuels are available. Read up on Thorium Oxide fuels, to gain an insight...
White water is caused by acid rain falling on the hills of Cumbria, from where your water comes and is nothing more than dissolved calcium carbonate, which is perfectly drinkable, except if you are on dialysis. as for the fracking comments... I suggest that you do some more research, as the gaseous methane problem won't occur in the UK, by the very nature of where your water source is and the geology of this area. You will however, experience some minor quake activity, due to the very nature of fracking. Although these tend to be of the order of very low magnitude and at great depth. More vibration is received by those living alongside the A66, when LGV's go past their homes, on a daily basis. For the record, I'm against fracking, as it is the desperate measure to sustain gas production, when other, more abundant fuels are available. Read up on Thorium Oxide fuels, to gain an insight... woolywords
  • Score: 4

12:44am Mon 26 May 14

Steven11 says...

What is so wrong with Fracking , if this was in a backward country , such as Packistan , etc . No one would ever bother !
What is so wrong with Fracking , if this was in a backward country , such as Packistan , etc . No one would ever bother ! Steven11
  • Score: -10

6:34am Mon 26 May 14

TONY WALES says...

Steven11 wrote:
What is so wrong with Fracking , if this was in a backward country , such as Packistan , etc . No one would ever bother !
I thought we were a backward country like Pakistan....

Looking around the area I live in it's the same as living in Pakistan....
[quote][p][bold]Steven11[/bold] wrote: What is so wrong with Fracking , if this was in a backward country , such as Packistan , etc . No one would ever bother ![/p][/quote]I thought we were a backward country like Pakistan.... Looking around the area I live in it's the same as living in Pakistan.... TONY WALES
  • Score: 24

7:36am Mon 26 May 14

phil kernot says...

woolywords wrote:
White water is caused by acid rain falling on the hills of Cumbria, from where your water comes and is nothing more than dissolved calcium carbonate, which is perfectly drinkable, except if you are on dialysis.

as for the fracking comments...
I suggest that you do some more research, as the gaseous methane problem won't occur in the UK, by the very nature of where your water source is and the geology of this area.
You will however, experience some minor quake activity, due to the very nature of fracking. Although these tend to be of the order of very low magnitude and at great depth. More vibration is received by those living alongside the A66, when LGV's go past their homes, on a daily basis.

For the record, I'm against fracking, as it is the desperate measure to sustain gas production, when other, more abundant fuels are available. Read up on Thorium Oxide fuels, to gain an insight...
I suppose your a qualified geologist who gets paid from the government ,,, who's got all the money invested in this in this country google it and see ,,,, it's your m.p.s who have ,,, the people have just told them to frack off in the poles and elections. ,,, You are really thick to even think the price of gass will come down once it's set up ,,, wrong so wrong as it's a private enterprise ...
[quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: White water is caused by acid rain falling on the hills of Cumbria, from where your water comes and is nothing more than dissolved calcium carbonate, which is perfectly drinkable, except if you are on dialysis. as for the fracking comments... I suggest that you do some more research, as the gaseous methane problem won't occur in the UK, by the very nature of where your water source is and the geology of this area. You will however, experience some minor quake activity, due to the very nature of fracking. Although these tend to be of the order of very low magnitude and at great depth. More vibration is received by those living alongside the A66, when LGV's go past their homes, on a daily basis. For the record, I'm against fracking, as it is the desperate measure to sustain gas production, when other, more abundant fuels are available. Read up on Thorium Oxide fuels, to gain an insight...[/p][/quote]I suppose your a qualified geologist who gets paid from the government ,,, who's got all the money invested in this in this country google it and see ,,,, it's your m.p.s who have ,,, the people have just told them to frack off in the poles and elections. ,,, You are really thick to even think the price of gass will come down once it's set up ,,, wrong so wrong as it's a private enterprise ... phil kernot
  • Score: 6

8:21am Mon 26 May 14

wilddog says...

Aint white water racist?
Aint white water racist? wilddog
  • Score: 17

9:18am Mon 26 May 14

woolywords says...

phil kernot wrote:
woolywords wrote:
White water is caused by acid rain falling on the hills of Cumbria, from where your water comes and is nothing more than dissolved calcium carbonate, which is perfectly drinkable, except if you are on dialysis.

as for the fracking comments...
I suggest that you do some more research, as the gaseous methane problem won't occur in the UK, by the very nature of where your water source is and the geology of this area.
You will however, experience some minor quake activity, due to the very nature of fracking. Although these tend to be of the order of very low magnitude and at great depth. More vibration is received by those living alongside the A66, when LGV's go past their homes, on a daily basis.

For the record, I'm against fracking, as it is the desperate measure to sustain gas production, when other, more abundant fuels are available. Read up on Thorium Oxide fuels, to gain an insight...
I suppose your a qualified geologist who gets paid from the government ,,, who's got all the money invested in this in this country google it and see ,,,, it's your m.p.s who have ,,, the people have just told them to frack off in the poles and elections. ,,, You are really thick to even think the price of gass will come down once it's set up ,,, wrong so wrong as it's a private enterprise ...
Far from it. I did a night class, a lot of years ago, to make walking around the Lake District, more interesting.
As for water, my Grandfather worked on the building of Haweswater dam, as did my Dad and his brothers. They both left me a lot of notebooks about how the dam was constructed and how rain on certain fells affects the water in the tap. What I find amazing is that there are no pumps involved in the pipeline to Manchester, as it's engineered in such a unique way using gravity.
Thorium Oxide is more abundant than Uranium and has the added benefit of not being able to create nuclear weapons. This I learned through a lot of reading about the subject.
[quote][p][bold]phil kernot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: White water is caused by acid rain falling on the hills of Cumbria, from where your water comes and is nothing more than dissolved calcium carbonate, which is perfectly drinkable, except if you are on dialysis. as for the fracking comments... I suggest that you do some more research, as the gaseous methane problem won't occur in the UK, by the very nature of where your water source is and the geology of this area. You will however, experience some minor quake activity, due to the very nature of fracking. Although these tend to be of the order of very low magnitude and at great depth. More vibration is received by those living alongside the A66, when LGV's go past their homes, on a daily basis. For the record, I'm against fracking, as it is the desperate measure to sustain gas production, when other, more abundant fuels are available. Read up on Thorium Oxide fuels, to gain an insight...[/p][/quote]I suppose your a qualified geologist who gets paid from the government ,,, who's got all the money invested in this in this country google it and see ,,,, it's your m.p.s who have ,,, the people have just told them to frack off in the poles and elections. ,,, You are really thick to even think the price of gass will come down once it's set up ,,, wrong so wrong as it's a private enterprise ...[/p][/quote]Far from it. I did a night class, a lot of years ago, to make walking around the Lake District, more interesting. As for water, my Grandfather worked on the building of Haweswater dam, as did my Dad and his brothers. They both left me a lot of notebooks about how the dam was constructed and how rain on certain fells affects the water in the tap. What I find amazing is that there are no pumps involved in the pipeline to Manchester, as it's engineered in such a unique way using gravity. Thorium Oxide is more abundant than Uranium and has the added benefit of not being able to create nuclear weapons. This I learned through a lot of reading about the subject. woolywords
  • Score: 4

1:33pm Mon 26 May 14

jimpy0 says...

if it was safe why did my daughter loose a tank full of fish 2 hrs after doing a water change - the whole tank was white.
if it was safe why did my daughter loose a tank full of fish 2 hrs after doing a water change - the whole tank was white. jimpy0
  • Score: 1

2:16pm Mon 26 May 14

TONY WALES says...

jimpy0 wrote:
if it was safe why did my daughter loose a tank full of fish 2 hrs after doing a water change - the whole tank was white.
Go and win some more on the fair when it comes to Burnley...like the rest of us ....
[quote][p][bold]jimpy0[/bold] wrote: if it was safe why did my daughter loose a tank full of fish 2 hrs after doing a water change - the whole tank was white.[/p][/quote]Go and win some more on the fair when it comes to Burnley...like the rest of us .... TONY WALES
  • Score: 0

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