My water is blue or pink

Learn what causes blue or pink water and how to get rid of it

What causes blue or pink water

Blue water is usually caused by new pipework in your home and is the result of the water coming into contact with copper.

On rarer occasions, your water may appear blue or pink because of a coloured disinfectant product in your cistern. This is usually a sign of a poorly installed toilet cistern.

How to get rid of blue or pink water

If you have recently installed new copper pipework causing blue water, the solution is to just wait until the pipes build a natural protective layer, which will take a few days.

If your water is blue or pink due to a plumbing issue, please contact a plumber.