Burst main a drain pain
TWO hospitals and thousands of homes in Western Sydney had their water cut off after a water main burst.
More than a million litres of water and sewage flooded Kingswood, near Penrith, after a water main on Bringelly Rd burst at 7.15am, according to Fire and Rescue NSW.
Nepean Hospital, Nepean Private Hospital and thousands of homes went without running water for much of yesterday, although most had their services restored.
Emergency crews evacuated 60 people, including children and the disabled.
Residents without power last night were given emergency accommodation by Sydney Water, including mother of three Selvi Berisha, 40, who will call the Mercure at Panthers home until Monday. “I have three young children, four-year-old twin girls Violet and Jessica and a five-year-old son, Hayden,” Ms Berisha.
“Hayden suffers from anxiety so when the water started flooding in he was freaking out. I was trying to make light of it by saying we have a new pool out the front.”
Sydney Water will clean her home and “sincerely apologises” to those affected.
The clean-up begins.