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Gosnell water customers get pink surprise

(Source: Kristy Brasfield) (Source: Kristy Brasfield)
(Source: Kristy Brasfield) (Source: Kristy Brasfield)
GOSNELL, AR (KAIT) -

Gosnell residents got a colorful surprise when they woke up Wednesday morning and turned on their taps.

Instead of crystal-clear water pouring out of their pipes, it was pink.

Several people, including Kristy Brasfield, took to social media to report that their H2O was tinged pink, red, even purple.

Barbara Pate with the Gosnell Water Association told Region 8 News the potassium pump “messed up in the night.”

She said they had been flushing fire hydrants all morning to clear the water.

“It’s more cosmetic than anything,” Pate said. “It is not harmful to drink or anything.”

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