01 January 2020 14:41
Residents in Witham have woken up without any water this morning. Locals have taken to social media to complain that they have no running water, and it appears to be affecting a large area. The lack of water is due to a large burst which is affecting water supply across the town. Essex and Suffolk Water tweeted: "We are aware of a large burst affecting a wide area. The incident happened on the first morning of the New Year, with some local residents fed up already and concerned that the incident suggests that it's not going to be a good year.
One female resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "I woke up this morning to find my house had no water when I was desperately in need of a drink. "It's really inconvenient. We can't get up and start our day as I can't even shower. "It's a pretty rubbish way to start the New Year to be honest. I only have one open bottle of rose in the house from last night if I want something to drink.
You can follow our live blog below for the latest updates on this breaking news incident. RESIDENTS in Witham have been left without water this morning after a large water main burst. Essex and Suffolk Water has confirmed on Twitter that much of the CM8 area is affected and that customers have no water or are experiencing low pressure. It tweeted: "We are aware of a large burst affecting a wide area. We are aware of a large burst affecting a wide area Some customers are experiencing no water/ low pressure We're working hard to bring you timescales Thank you for your patience Louise pic.twitter.com/HNXwnd3y2K — Essex&Suffolk Water (@eswater_care) January 1, 2020 "We've located a burst on a large water main in the area. "We have a team onsite working on this now. "As soon as we have timescales for the repair we'll post a further update "Thank you to everyone in the area for your ongoing patience." It is understood the issue first occurred around 10.30am. One resident said: "Most, if not all of Witham has no water supply. "Essex & Suffolk Water said the pumps have tripped at the reservoir, and they believe that there is a leak somewhere." If you've been affected by the problems, get in touch with our reporters on Facebook or by emailing [email protected]