WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Residents of Winston-Salem reported discolored water in their homes.
The city of Winston-Salem issued a statement Thursday evening acknowledging there was a broken transmission line from the Swann Water Treatment Plan.
Despite red, brown or yellow coloration, the city says the water is safe.
Ron Hargrove, the city's utilities director, told WFMY News 2 on Friday workers made a temporary repair on a 36-inch water main to contain the leak. However, he says they will need to make a permanent repair in the next couple of weeks.
At this time, Hargrove believes the leak is contained and is improving across the city. He says the city has received fewer calls about the discoloration.
The city believes western side of Winston-Salem and even parts of Forsyth County may have been affected.
Residents with discolored water should call CityLink at (336)727-8000.