Brown rusty water flows into Bayshore Canal, cause under investigation

ALERT: Brown water in Bayshore Gardens, Manatee County that leads to the Sarasota Bayfront.

MANATEE COUNTY, Fl (WWSB) - On Saturday, a source delivered a news tips to ABC7 about a canal filled with brown rusty water in a residential community.

The Bayshore Canal is located in Manatee County and the water leads to the Sarasota Bayfront.

“About noon [or] 1 o' clock the water was nice and clear, then it turned to a green then all of a sudden a coffee color. It’s not red tide, I’ve been around red tide and it’s something else and were trying to figure out what it is," said Bobby Johnson, a resident of the community.

Johnson and his wife reached out the Water Department in Manatee County, but no response.

Manatee County Commissioner Misty Servia said the county was not aware of the incident as of Saturday evening. After seeing the video above, Servia said the county will begin an investigation.

“There are no utility failures, but the County is investigating the cause,” said Servia.

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