ENGINEERS from Severn Trent are out in Rubery dealing with a problem which has led to the water coming from the taps to be discoloured.
The supplier has said it is trying to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
A spokesperson said: “If you have discoloured water although unappealing, we have no reason to believe there is any risk to your health, however we understand that whilst the supply is discoloured you may choose not to drink the water.”
Those affected should run the first mains fed cold water tap in their house, normally at the kitchen sink, at a gentle rate for up to 20 minutes.
If the supply is not clear then they should turn off the tap for 20 minutes and then repeat the process.
It may need to be repeated several times before the supply is clear.
“We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but we are looking to get everything back to normal as quickly as we can,” added the spokesperson.