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Burst Water Main B36 – Castle Bromwich / Bromford

Update @ 16:30

Customers are starting to get their water supply back after Severn Trent Water have been working hard to repair a burst water main in the north of Birmingham.

Some of our customers may also have been experiencing low pressure or discolouration in their supply.  However, the water has now been re-routed for many of our customers, so their water supply should be coming back on very soon.

“It’s been our first priority to get everyone’s water supply back on, so our engineers have been currently trying to re-route the water supply for as many customers as they can.  They believe they’ve now done this, so the vast majority of our customers should start to see their water supply come back.  Our engineers will now start fixing the burst pipe. We also are sending out a number of tankers to the area in case we don’t fix the pipe as quickly as we would like for the remaining properties.  And everyone will be working around the clock until the water supply for all of our customers is restored.

“Some customers may have had discoloured water coming out of their taps, we’ll of course be monitoring this, but if you do experience a slight yellow / orange discolouration, please do not worry.  Your water may not look appealing but this doesn’t pose a risk to health.  If you do experience this, just leave your cold tap running for a short period (usually about 20 minutes) and your supply will return to normal.   

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Severn Trent Water have been dealing with a burst water main close to Fort Dunlop since 10:45am this morning Friday 30 May 2014, affecting the B36 Bromford area and surrounding areas. Properties water supply may be affected. Severn Trent staff are on site and the problem is currently being worked on. For latest updates please visit the Severn Trent Water website


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