Residents in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, finally have access to water after a pipe burst on Friday morning.
Severn Trent Water apologised to customers after one of its biggest pipes suffered a rupture that was almost three feet in diameter.
It left nearly 10,000 homes and businesses in the area without running water, according to Gloucestershire Live.
Most of those properties now have access restored but 150 buildings in the Birdlip area that lost supply yesterday afternoon still do not.
We have plenty of water ready to hand out at Tewkesbury School for those who need it, it's pretty quiet here. Again, we're really sorry for the inconvenience and thank you all for your continued patience this morning pic.twitter.com/O9fXAOwIpJ
— Severn Trent (@stwater) December 16, 2017
A Severn Trent Water spokesman said: ‘We’re continuing to work to restore water to these homes as quickly as we can, supplies are now beginning to return but customers may have intermittent supplies this morning.’
He said the repair had been challenging because the damaged pipe was located in a flooded field.
The spokesman also asked people to support each other by checking on their neighbours and confirmed the bottled water stations would be open again today.
Bottled water stations
- Morrisons, Barton Road, Tewkesbury, GL20 5QG.
- Tewkesbury School, Ashchurch Rd, Tewkesbury, GL20 8DF.
- Twyning Village Hall, Fleet Lane, Twyning, Tewkesbury GL20 6DG
- Toddington Village Shop, Stow Road, Toddington GL54 5DU
- Tirley Village Hall, Ledbury Road, Tirley, GL19 4ES
- New-Wok Chinese Takeaway, 28 Lee Road, GL20 8QF
Severn Trent is also working with authorities to identify people who are at risk because of the lack of water.
He added: ‘We’d also like to say a massive thank you to the Local Resilience Forum in Gloucestershire, which is made up of the emergency services, local councils and various other interested stakeholders.
‘They’ve offered us support throughout and have been absolutely fantastic in finding us suitable sites for bottle drops as well as “lending” us team members to help out when and where they can.’
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