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Water to return to Aylsham properties after burst main fixed

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Raveena Ghattaura

A burst water main which left properties in Aylsham without water this morning has been fixed.

Anglian Water said the repair, at Red Lion Street in the town, had been completed and the supply would soon begin to return to homes and businesses.

Three schools in the town have been closed today because of the disruption.

"We’re really sorry customers in Aylsham had low pressure or no water this morning. A burst on Red Lion Street was being repaired in the early hours of this morning and it is now fixed. Water will be returning to customers now and we’re grateful for everyone’s patience."

– Anglian Water spokesman.

A spokesman said the entire town had been affected "to varying degrees".

Anglian Water bills to fall by 10% over the next five years

Anglian Water bills are set to fall by 10% over the next five years. Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Water bills are to be cut in the Anglia region after the regulator Ofwat decided what water companies can charge customers in the next five years.

In the East of England, Anglian Water have been told to cut bills by 10%. That will see the average combined sewerage and water bills of £431 in 2014/15 falling by £41 to £390 in 2019/20.

It's a bigger cut in the prices than Anglian Water had requested.

Affinity Water which supplies water to the Clacton and Harwich area of Essex along with South Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and West Essex will cut bills by 7%.

The average bill for a water supply in those areas will reduce by £13 to £163 by 2019/20.