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Big Thaw Brings Burst Water Pipes and Leaks

06 March 2018, 01:47 | Katrina Lee

PA CONCERN The charity was swamped with worried calls from friends and neighbours

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   CONCERN The charity was swamped with worried calls from friends and neighbours

"We are getting as much extra water into our network as we can and sincerely apologise to all our customers who are now without water or who have low pressure".

After Storm Emma, around 12,000 homes are now without water access or are experiencing very low-pressure levels in London alone, according to data released by Thames Water.

Thames Water informed its 15 million clients to limit the water usage only to necessary.

Customers have expressed frustration on social media, and criticised the company for not providing more convenient access to water.

Employees also ferried water to residential streets in the capital's north in their own cars.

Taking short showers rather than baths, being careful to turn taps off and only running washing machines and dishwashers with a full load "will make a real difference", the statement said.

Householders are having to use bottled water while pipes undergo work to fix leaks and repair bursts amid milder conditions which followed the deep freeze.

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Seven Trent said it has restored supplies after an "unprecedented number of leaks" from pipes left parts of Rugby with low water pressure or no water at all - but it might not be over yet.

Overnight the company has found and fixed leaks and bursts across its 9,000 miles of water mains, and has taken staff off normal duties to concentrate all efforts on the task, as well as getting bottled water out to those areas which need it.

A tweet from the Dunraven School in Lambeth said: "We'd hoped things would have been resolved by now".

The companies said demand for water is exceptionally high due to multiple burst pipes and an increase in leaks following the recent freezing temperatures and rapid thaw.

'This preparation helped us reduce the time customers had either no water or reduced pressure.

South East Water has apologised to all affected and says it's working to resolve the issue.



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