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Thames Water dealing with burst water main in Thatcham




Thames Water is dealing with a burst water main in Thatcham.

Water gushed from the burst main down Harts Hill Road and on to the A4 at around 6.15pm.

Thatcham councillor Lee Dillon (Lib Dem) said the water was "coming out quite ferociously" when he passed by.

Burst water main on Harts Hill Road, Thatcham Picture Phil Cannings. (46666037)
Burst water main on Harts Hill Road, Thatcham Picture Phil Cannings. (46666037)

Thames Water engineers are on site and Mr Dillon has asked West Berkshire Council for highways assistance and sandbags.

A spokeswoman for Thames Water said: “We’re sorry for the disruption caused by our burst pipe. Our engineers are on Harts Hill Road stopping the flow from it which will very soon restore water supplies to the local area.

"Once the water has drained away we’ll start planning our repairs which we expect to run into tomorrow.

Burst water main on Harts Hill Road, Thatcham Picture Phil Cannings. (46666040)
Burst water main on Harts Hill Road, Thatcham Picture Phil Cannings. (46666040)

"We’ve been in touch with those customers in the area who have pre-registered as having special needs, such as being medically dependent on a water supply, so we can offer them extra support should they need it.

"We’ll be working hard overnight and into tomorrow to get the pipe fixed and the road back to normal.”

Thames Water said it had been contacted by 32 households reporting no water or low pressure.

The company said that it would use tankers to pump water into the local pipe network to make sure there was no further disruption to water supplies while the repair was being carried out.

Burst water main on Harts Hill Road, Thatcham Picture Phil Cannings. (46666036)
Burst water main on Harts Hill Road, Thatcham Picture Phil Cannings. (46666036)


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