SOME Redditch Residents have been experiencing 'milk-like' water supplies and have been given advice about the issue.

Severn Trent has highlighted an issue with water discolouration, which may be affecting homes in areas including Webheath and Tardebigge.

On their website, the water company said: "Some customers may notice water looks slightly discoloured or cloudy. This is nothing to worry about, and will clear in a short while. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause."

Reacting to the water issue, Redditch residents compared their cloudy supplies to milk. One Facebook user said: "We have milk on tap in Webheath."

A Severn Trent spokesperson said: “This morning we received three reports of customers experiencing air in their water in Webheath, so our teams will be continuing to monitor the area.

"We’re sorry for any inconvenience, but this is nothing to worry about, and the water will usually quickly clear on its own.”

Severn Trent provides guidance on their website why water may appear a different colour.

They says water discolouration can vary from a straw-like yellow, to dark brown or black and reasons for this include sediment made up of naturally-occurring metals and minerals, corrosion of pipes, and plumbing issues in your home.

They said: "When your tap water is discoloured, you shouldn’t run the hot water tap, use dishwashers, washing machines or any other appliances which use your hot water supply.

"Most discolouration can be quickly cleared by running the cold water tap nearest your internal stop-cock on a thin flow, about the width of a pencil, for 20 minutes. If this doesn't work, turn the tap off, wait 20 minutes and try again.

"Although the water is discoloured, it should be fine to use to water any indoor or garden plants, so it’s worth collecting this in a washing up bowl or bucket while you run the tap so it’s not wasted.

"If you’re on a water meter, we can credit your bill with an amount to compensate you for the water you’ve used to flush the system."