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South East Water have restored water supplies to tens of thousands of homes in Canterbury after a water main burst this morning.
The burst water main meant that 24,000 properties in Canterbury and the surrounding area had low water pressure or no water.
Six homes still remain without water and bottled water has been provided until the pipe has been repaired.
A large South East Water water main burst in Kent this morning.
The strategic water main - which is half a metre in diameter - burst open in a field along Whitehall Road in Canterbury at around 4am.
A technician was sent to investigate and altered the water flow to restore supplies to customers whilst repairs were undertaken.
Customers' supplies were being restored at 7am and technicians said it could take several hours before all supplies are restored.
To ensure the safety of the water main network in large towns and cities an automatic system which shuts down the pipelines in the area when a burst occurs.
This is to protect the pumps and water main network against further failures on the system.