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Why does my water appear blue?

Most internal household water pipes are made from copper.

In very new buildings, or buildings with new plumbing, small quantities of copper can dissolve into the water until a natural protective layer builds up on the inside of the pipes.

If water has stood in contact with copper pipes for a long time it can develop a blue tint, which is especially noticeable in white baths and sinks.

Advice This problem should only last for a few days until a protective layer forms.

Older internal plumbing made of copper can also cause blue discolouration and may need checking or replacing by a plumber.

If it continues then you need to contact the house builder or an approved plumber.

If you are still concerned, please contact us.

Blue looking water can also be a result of back syphonage from the toilet cistern.  The use of blue loo blocks and depressorisation can result in the appearance of blue water from taps in the property.
If you experience this please contact us.

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