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Another burst water main leaves Hornchurch householders without running water

PUBLISHED: 09:08 28 July 2016 | UPDATED: 10:02 28 July 2016

Households in Norman Road, Hornchurch, are without running water this morning. Photo: Google Maps Street View

Households in Norman Road, Hornchurch, are without running water this morning. Photo: Google Maps Street View

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A second burst water main in as many days has forced residents to wake up without running water this morning.

Houses in Norman and Hillcrest Road in Hornchurch have been affected with some taking to social media to complain.

Essex and Suffolk Waters have attempted to reassure customers by stating engineers had identified an issue in the area and are on site to resolve the problem.

A spokesman for Essex and Suffolk Waters said: “A six inch cast iron water main has burst in Norman Road, Hornchurch, and was reported to Essex & Suffolk Water at 5.45AM this morning.

“Homes in Hillcrest Road were also affected by this burst, due to their location on higher ground, however all properties with the exception of homes near the burst water main on Norman Road have now had their water supplies restored.

“Essex & Suffolk Water would like to thank customers for their patience and we would like to assure customers that we are doing everything we can to restore high quality drinking water supplies as quickly as possible.”

Emergency repairs had to be carried out just yesterday in Upper Rainham Road after a 15-inch cast iron water main burst.

The road was closed in both directions between Elm Park Avenue and Laburnum Avenue, for several hours.


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