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Problems with foul water plague flights at LAX’s international terminal

File - A jet comes in for landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on April 15, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. .
File - A jet comes in for landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on April 15, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. . David McNew/Getty Images

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles International Airport is dealing with brown, contaminated water at its international terminal, which is undergoing renovations.

The Los Angeles Times reports Saturday that airplanes parking at five of the terminal’s gates haven’t been able to replenish their drinking water because of bacteria, copper, brass and rust from the building’s plumbing.

Water inside the terminal isn’t affected.

The planes have been forced to use bottled water or transport water from other terminals using water tankers.

That can cause flight delays.

Officials for Los Angeles World Airports say they’ve been dealing with the problem for two weeks and they originally shut off water to all 13 gates. It’s now limited to five gates.

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