Friday, October 15, 2010

How not to start Friday -- water mains burst cuts off 17,000 homes


Cloud gets up: groan goes the taps.

No water.

Us and around 17,000 other homes it seems without water on this chilly Friday autumn morning.

Richard McRae on Facebook has some photographs of the incident.

By about 1pm, it seems as if water was being restored according to Severn Trent:
Burst water main, Nottingham – Friday 15th October, 1pm.

Central Networks has now secured the electricity main and we are able to make the repairs to the burst water main on Ilkeston Road in Nottingham. We will continue to work closely with Central Networks on site.

We have bought water into the areas affected using an alternative network of pipes, which means approximately 13,000 properties now have their water supply restored. Some of these properties may experience temporary poor pressure.

We are continuing to deliver bottled water to our vulnerable customers and we will have two tankers with tap bars parked in the car park at Bramcote Leisure Centre from 2pm, for customers to use if they wish.

We would like to apologise to our customers in the Bramcote, Stapleford and Toton areas of Nottingham who have been affected by this loss of water supply and to those that are still without water. We’d like to thank our customers for their patience while we carry out the necessary repairs.

Unfortunately, Ilkeston Road continues to be closed at the junction with Coventry Lane whilst we carry out the repairs.

From Severn Trent Water

Though, interestingly, HLW on the other side of Stapleford has had no problem with water at all - perhaps I should have gone over there for my shower...

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