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Shipston homes left without water since Friday

Stratford Editorial 8th Aug, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

HOMES in Shipston have been left without water since Friday after a pipe burst.

Around 100 people in Shipston have had no water or poor pressure due to a burst pipe in Banbury. The pipe led to air getting into the system and has resulted in further bursts.

Severn Trent say they hope to have resolved the issue by tonight (Monday August 8) but have been delivering bottled water to the affected areas in the meantime.

A spokeswoman told the Observer: “We’ve managed to get the majority of customers back onto supply, but we know some people in Shipston areas are still without water. We expect those customers to be back on supply this afternoon.

“The burst there is being fixed as we speak, so there will be a handful of properties right next to the burst – they will get supplies back on once the pipe is fixed, which we think will be early evening. We’re in contact with those customers directly and will be providing them with bottled water.

“We’re doing everything we can to resolve the issue – moving water around our network of pipes to bring in water from surrounding areas, bringing water into the area in tankers and we’re also supplying bottled water to those people affected.

“Our teams have been working round the clock to deal with these issues and will continue to do so until everything is back to normal.

“We can only apologise for what must be a very difficult time for those customers affected.”

Bottled water is available at Townsend Hall on Sheep Street.

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