Some Whitchurch homes still without water tonight

bristol waterSome homes in Whitchurch were still without water tonight after a burst main cut supplies to some 2,000 households.

Bristol Water said the ten-inch water main in Whitchurch Lane was in a difficult place to dig which was hampering repair efforts.

By late morning the majority of homes had water after the utility company used alternative pipes, although some customers were advised that they might notice reduced pressure.

Bristol Water had hoped to get everyone connected again by 3pm but tonight a spokesman said: “Work has been delayed due to a damaged gas supply main. Once this has been repaired, we will be able to continue on the water main repair.”