Tap water accidentally runs pink in Canadian town


ONOWAY, Canada (WFLA) – Residents of a town in Canada got a surprise Monday morning when their tap water was running pink.

Krasnow said it appears a valve may have stuck, allowing potassium permanganate to get into the sump reservoir, then into the town’s water distribution system, coloring the water pink.

“I won’t chance drinking it,” said Onoway resident Victoria Van Zanten in a Facebook message.

Krasnow’s statement said the reservoir was drained and distribution lines were flushed through the town.

Alberta Health Services advised officials that there was never a public health risk to Canadians.

Van Zanten did say her water is now running clear.

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