08 October 2019 21:59
Get the biggest MyWestLondon News stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Thousands of people in parts of South and West London have been left with no running water due to a burst water main in Hampton. Residents started to experience low pressure or no water overnight, with a surge of issues being reported on social media just before 8.30am this morning (Wednesday, June 12). A spokesperson for Thames Water apologised for the incident, adding: "If we're unable to [fix the problem] within the next few hours we'll make bottled water available across the affected areas and we encourage customers to keep an eye our social media feeds and website for the latest updates." The water outage has affected residents, businesses, schools and other public spaces with up to 100,000 homes thought to be impacted. Engineers are on site and supplies are expected to be restored this afternoon, according to Thames Water. These are the areas being affected by the incident: Hounslow (Image: (c) Medioimages/Photodisc) According to Hounslow Council, properties in the Chiswick and Isleworth areas are currently experiencing low water pressure or no water supply.
The areas affected include the W3, W4, W6 and W12 postcodes. Belmont Primary School is currently closed today as a result of the burst water main. Bolder Secondary and Isleworth Town schools are also reported to have closed. Chiswick Library has also been temporarily closed today, due to the incident. Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust has announced that it is cancelling "all planned clinics and sessions".
Kingston Residents across Kingston have also reported having no access to water today, with problems affecting KT postcodes. Ealing The burst water main has left parts of South Acton and Southfields (W3 and W4) without water. Hammersmith and Fulham We have been told that some homes in Shepherd's Bush (W12) are also without water. For the latest updates on this developing story, click here to visit our live blog. Have you been affected?
If so email [email protected] Several parts of Motherwell are without water due to a burst in the main pipeline. The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality announced on Wednesday that the affected areas included Nu 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. According to the municipal spokesperson, Mthubanzi Mniki, the pipeline has since been shut down. "Infrastructure and Engineering teams are currently busy with the repair. Work will continue through the night and water is expected to be restored by tomorrow (Thursday) morning," Mniki said. He added that water tankers have been arranged and will be deployed as required. "Information about the exact locations for water tankers will be availed to ward councillors, the municipality would like to apologise for this unforeseen incident," he concluded. A burst water main could cause traffic chaos for days as emergency repairs could last until Friday. The repairs are causing severe delays this afternoon (June 12) at the A1134 Long Road junction with A1309 Trumpington High Street. Cambridge Water, who is carrying out the repairs, tweeted that it hoped to have them finished by Friday. Delays are building in the south of Cambridge and in Trumpington. Follow this live blog for all the latest updates. Stay in the know with our daily newsletter - To get the latest headlines direct to your email inbox every day, put your email in the box at the top and hit subscribe. You can always stay in the loop with the Cambridgeshire Live app which can send alerts to your smartphone about breaking news and traffic problems in and around the county. You can also follow us on social media like Facebook and Twitter, and be sure to like are dedicated traffic and travel Facebook group for just the county's traffic news. Work is continuing by Irish Water and Kildare County Council to restore water supply in Leixlip and the surrounding areas after a major water main burst in the town close to the Garda Station. According to an Irish Water statement this afternoon, homes and businesses in the area may be impacted by water outages while the repairs are carried out. "Works are progressing well, and we expect the repair to be completed by 8pm this evening". Once the watermain has been repaired it may take a number of hours for the water supply to return in full to all impacted properties. TANKER In order to minimise disruption to customers, Irish Water and Kildare County Council are providing tankers as an alternative water supply. A water tanker will be available at the River Forest Shopping Centre until 8pm today, June 11. A second tanker will be available at the church car park on Station Road this evening. Customers are reminded to bring clean containers and to boil water taken from these stations before use, as a precaution. Read also: Evergreen Naas publican Tommy Fletcher reflects on a long career The watermain that burst normally transfers water to the reservoir that supplies Celbridge. Irish Water is urging customers in Celbridge and surrounding areas to conserve water while these urgent repairs are underway as their supply is currently dependent on storage levels in the reservoir. "We are urging customers to conserve water by; not running taps needlessly, taking showers instead of baths and to postpone using dishwashers and washing machines where possible". A traffic management system will remain in place for the duration of these urgent repair works. Irish Water's customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact them on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. Updates will be provided on the water supply and services section of its website.