Burst water main

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & World Update -

ENGINEERS from Anglian Water worked into the night re­pair­ing a burst water main in Peter­bor­ough.

The burst main in Chapel Street, Stan­ground, Peter­bor­ough had been brought to the at­ten­tion of the water firm on Mon­day evening.

How­ever, Anglian Water has said it had de­cided to carry the re­pair work to the main last night be­cause it did not want to in­ter­rupt the water sup­ply to nearby Stan­ground St John’s Church of Eng­land Pri­mary School dur­ing the course of the day.

Around 120 prop­er­ties in the area were left with­out water while the works were car­ried out on the burst water main.

Antony Innes, a spokesman from Anglian Water, said: “We are sorry for any dis­rup­tion which was caused to cus­tomers while we re­paired this burst main. “The decision to de­lay re­pair­ing this pipe was taken to en­sure that sup­plies to the school are not interrupted. “We recog­nise that at this time of drought it is im­por­tant that we work quickly to re­pair any leaks and min­imise dis­rup­tion to our cus­tomers. “We did act to min­imise the amount of water which is leak­ing.

“We have then taken the decision to wait un­til later in the evening be­fore com­pletely shut­ting off sup­plies to the im­me­di­ate area so that the pipe can be fully fixed.”

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