Pipes burst leaves thousands of Britons without water

Pipes burst leaves thousands of Britons without water

Pipes burst leaves thousands of Britons without water

The company said that apart from some isolated bursts, all customers now have their water supply back, and that no further issues arose over the weekend.

Steve added: "We were prepared for the poor weather when it swept in and have also been planning for the thaw and the bursts we knew it would inevitably cause".

Thames Water has said that it has fixed a key water pipe which had caused some customers in South London to suffer low water pressure, or no water at all.

Water supply is also affected in postcode areas NW5, NW11, N2, N6 and N10.

Around 20,000 homes supplied by Thames Water were left with no running water, and a host of other water companies across England and Wales have reported problems.

A lorry arrived in Rotherfield and South East Water workers unloaded huge supplies of bottled water for distribution among residents.

With water issues happening right across the country, the supplier of bottled water is under pressure and the company is doing all it can to get additional deliveries to areas without water.

Thames Water distribute water to locals whose main water supply was cut off in Balham south London. Image credit Reuters
Thames Water distribute water to locals whose main water supply was cut off in Balham south London. Image credit Reuters

Councillors at the Kent flood risk management meeting today criticised South East Water for its handling of the situation.

"I am concerned for all the elderly people stuck without water or information - and disabled people".

"I've been OK", she said, but shared concerns for the "elderly and sick who can not venture out to collect water" from a station more than a mile away. "We have a team in the area investigating and we hope to fix it as soon as possible", they tweeted.

"We sincerely apologise to all those who are now without water or experiencing low pressure".

Thousands of properties across the United Kingdom are still without water after a rapid thaw caused pipes to burst.

A number of water handout points have been set up in London to provide the worst affected people with fresh water.

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