Leak is fixed af­ter weeks

Loughborough Echo - - NEWS -

A PIPE which sup­plies thou­sands of homes with wa­ter has been fixed af­ter sev­eral weeks of leak­ing onto a road.

The Echo was no­ti­fied of the leak on Au­gust 28 by a reader who felt “noth­ing was be­ing done” about the pipe that had been spilling wa­ter onto Roe­cliffe Road, Crop­ston, for five weeks.

Sev­ern Trent Wa­ter said the leak was from “one of the big­ger pipes that sup­plies thou­sands of homes with wa­ter” and re­pairs re­quired “care­ful plan­ning to make sure wa­ter sup­plies weren’t af­fected”.

Sev­ern Trent Wa­ter has since told the Echo the leak has been re­paired.

A spokesper­son said: “The work was com­pleted on Septem­ber 14.

“We’re re­ally sorry if this leak caused any in­con­ve­nience but we’re sure our cus­tomers un­der­stand that we had to get this re­pair right and that we couldn’t take any risks.

“We also had to pri­ori­tise leaks and bursts that were af­fect­ing the wa­ter sup­plies for our cus­tomers – ob­vi­ously we need to fix those as a pri­or­ity, all of which meant it took a lit­tle bit longer than nor­mal to fix this one.”

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