Don’t fret if your water is a bit cloudy and discoloured for now says Anglian Water as they restore supplies to Ely

PUBLISHED: 14:58 22 June 2018 | UPDATED: 14:58 22 June 2018

Map shows the affected area in Ely – homes are getting low water pressure or no water at all. Picture: Anglian Water

Map shows the affected area in Ely – homes are getting low water pressure or no water at all. Picture: Anglian Water

Anglian Water

Hundreds of homes in the centre of Ely are getting back to normal after being without water for most of the day.

Anglian Water said in the past few minutes that they had “successfully rerouted water around our network and restored supplies to the area”.

However the company warned that water may be cloudy or discoloured for a while but not to worry.

“We are aware of this and once the burst has been fully repaired, we will be carrying out flushing to remove the air and iron sediment causing the cloudy and discoloured water”.

An Anglian Water spokesman said: “Please rest assured this not harmful to health.”

The spokesman added: “We’re sorry for the inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.”

“Since it’s in an unusual place, the repair is more complicated to fix, but we’re working hard to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.”

One resident tweeted: “Hi @AnglianWater! Is there a known burst water pipe in Ely? We’ve lost cold water downstairs. Thanks!”

Another said: “@AnglianWater we have no water Pasture Grove Ely same for neighbours.”


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