Affinity Water has made the following statement following the interruption water supplies in the HA0, HA4 and HA8 areas as a result of a burst main:
We have successfully repaired the burst water main and supplies were restored last night.Should you experience any discoloured or aerated water, which is not uncommon following a mains interruption, we recommend that you leave a mains fed tap running for approximately 5-10 minutes. Discolouration of the water is caused by small particles of iron which are within the mains and disturbed during interruptions. Cloudy water is caused by air that becomes trapped in the mains, neither of these are harmful to your health.
Where it has been necessary to excavate the area we will continue to work with the local Highways Authority to return the road surface area to normal and ensure that the road or footway is safe for all vehicle and pedestrian traffic. This may mean that we have to maintain the site and any necessary traffic management until this is the case.
We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this incident and thank you for your patience today.If you are still without water tweet Leanne at @AffinityWater with details.