Recently a burst pipe in Nuneaton that left nearly 1,500 properties without water. Apparently the underground pipe on Church street caused so much impact that everyone from casual commuters, business people, and students were affected. The street was closed off as emergency repairs were made.
Aside from causing mayhem for rush hour travelers the burst pipe left nearly 1,500 properties without water.
King Edward VI College was forced to close for an entire day. However to much dismay by the students vital GCSE English and Math Exams were still carried out. Primary schools in the area were also affected by the burst pipe, as well as businesses and households.
Now a spokesperson for Severn Trent Water claims that the repairs have been made and all water supplies in the affected area should be back to normal.
The spokesperson also apologized for the inconveniences caused and stated that the repairs were carried out as quickly as possible. In addition to the apology a warning was issued stating that households might temporarily receive discolored or aerated water but that it is completely safe to use.
The official statement by the Severn Trent Water spokesperson is as follows; “We’re happy to say that all water supplies should now be back to normal in Nuneaton CV11.
The water pipe that burst at Church Street is being repaired and we’re now working hard to get everything back to normal. We’d like to thank our customers who were affected for their patience while this essential repair was carried out. We know how difficult it is to have no water, especially in the morning when you’re trying to get ready for work and school and we’re sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused.
“We’ve moved water around our network of pipes and we hope that all customers will have their supply back on in the next few hours.
“As we’ve moved water around in a different way to normal, when your water supply is restored it may be discoloured or aerated. Although unappealing, we have no reason to believe there is any risk to your health, however we understand that whilst the supply is discoloured you may choose not to drink the water.
“To assist us as well as yourself in resolving this problem we would advise that you run the first mains fed cold water tap in your house, normally at the kitchen sink, at a gentle rate for up to 20 minutes. If the supply is not clear then turn off the tap for 20 minutes and then repeat the process, you may need to do this several times before the supply is clear.”
If you have a pipe burst at your home or business make sure to first contact a local plumbing expert to help resolve the issue. If located in the Tucson area contact the Catalina Plumbing experts at Spartan Plumbing Inc!