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Bingham water supplies back to normal says Severn Trent

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Water supplies in Bingham are said to be back to normal after a major water main burst at the weekend.

Thousands of homes in Nottinghamshire were left without water or low water pressure following the incident in Epperstone early on Sunday morning.

Severn Trent apologised to customers on Sunday, saying that repairs could take some time. A car was driven into the a large sink hole in the road caused by the burst main. The female driver managed to get out of her vehicle after it fell into the water-filled hole. She was unhurt.

Bingham residents were reported to be filling up with supplies of bottled water from local stores and garages. One Bingham customer said: “I went to the new Lidl and the car park was rammed. Inside there were six or seven people at each till stockpiling water.”

A spokesman for Severn Trent added: “We’re happy to say that all customers should now have water back through their taps, although from reports this morning we know that some people may be experiencing supply issues.”

“We’d like to apologise to everyone who’s been affected because we’re very aware of how difficult it is to be without water for so long.

“Due to the sheer size of the pipe network we’re dealing with, it took a long time to get water back for everyone but, we would like to thank everyone for their patience whilst our engineers have been working hard to ensure that everything returns to normal as quickly as possible.

“We’d like everyone to be aware that, once your water supply is restored it may be discoloured or aerated. Although unappealing, we have no reason to believe there is any risk to your health, however we understand that whilst the supply is discoloured you may choose not to drink the water.

“To help us as well as yourself in resolving this problem, we would advise that you run the first mains fed cold water tap in your house, normally at the kitchen sink, at a gentle rate for up to 20 minutes. If the supply is not clear then turn off the tap for 20 minutes and then repeat the process. You may need to do this several times before the supply is clear.

“If your water appears white/cloudy this is caused as pressure is relieved, the air expands into bubbles causing the white appearance. There is no health risk associated with aeration, along with running the water to clear. It will disperse if left in a glass to stand for a short period of time.”

Have you been affected? Is your water supply back to normal or are you still having problems? Contact graham.newton@granthamjournal.co.uk


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