Thames Water have confirmed to City A.M. that supplies are “now returning” to thousands of east London homes after an outage that began Tuesday afternoon.
However the supplier warned of an intermittent supply as “it will take some time to fully recover as pressure in the network rebuilds.”
The outage has been traced to a major pipe burst in a heavily wooded area of Hackney Marshes at Wick Woodland.
Across Tuesday afternoon, a number of residents in east London took to complain of low or no water pressure.
East London currently has no running water, exactly what I’d expect from 2020 at this stage
Hey @thameswater what’s going on in East London? No water coming out of our taps in Manor Park nor in my son’s home in Forest Gate?
Hey @thameswater What’s going on in Forest Gate? Lots of people reporting a huge drop in pressure or no water at all…
A spokesman for Thames Water told City A.M.: “We’re really sorry to everyone who’s experienced no water or low pressure since last night. We know how worrying and inconvenient it is, and we’re pleased supplies are now returning to the area. They should continually improve over the course of the morning.
“However, it will take some time to fully recover as pressure in the network rebuilds, meaning customers may experience an intermittent supply. Until things are back to normal we’re continuing to prioritise assistance for vulnerable customers and will ensure they have bottled water delivered to them.
“Overnight our engineers located and isolated the burst pipe that’s causing the problem, and we brought tankers into the area to improve the situation by pumping water straight into our local supply network.”
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Actu monde – GB – East London water outage: « Intermittent supply » this morning but services returning – CityAM