Fix brown water problems

Multiple reports of Nashua residents in the north end of the city getting brown water from their faucets make for an unsettling situation.

According to Nashua Alderwoman Patricia Klee, the problem seems to be that many pipes throughout the city are simply too old, too small, or lack the proper lining. This is causing some residents to find rust or manganese in their water, which creates the brownish color.

Imagine having to deal with brown water on a daily basis.

Are you or your children going to want to drink this water? Probably not.

Are you going to want to wash your clothes with it? Probably not.

Are you going to want to take a bath or shower with it? It seems unlikely.

In a city and region as affluent as Nashua and Southern New Hampshire – and in the year 2019 – no resident should have to deal with brown water on a regular basis. It is one thing if there is an accident or if water officials are performing some type of maintenance that may temporarily cause brown water. It is another thing to face it every day.

We urge officials with the city and Pennichuck Water Works to fix these problems as quickly as possible, while keeping the cost to the customer for said repairs as low as possible.