17th Jan, 2018

Burst pipe leaves Cheltenham Road homeowners without water

Rob George 7th Jun, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

RESIDENTS on Cheltenham Road are without water this morning (Tuesday) due to a burst water pipe.

A number of homes are without water while many others have water but at a very low pressure.

A Seven Trent spokesperson confirmed customers were without water and engineers were on site to resolve the problem. It’s hoped the fault will be fixed later this morning.

“We know how difficult it is to have no water, especially at this time of day, and we’re really sorry for the inconvenience this may be causing,

“When your water supply is restored it may be discoloured or aerated.

“Although unappealing, we have no reason to believe there is any risk to your health, however we understand that whilst the supply is discoloured you may choose not to drink the water.

“To assist us as well as yourself in resolving this problem we would advise that you run the first mains fed cold water tap in your house, normally at the kitchen sink, at a gentle rate for up to 20 minutes.

“If the supply is not clear then turn off the tap for 20 minutes and then repeat the process, you may need to do this several times before the supply is clear,” the statement added.

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