Thames Water is sending a truck of bottled water to Headington following the burst of a water main this morning.
Spokesman Simon Evans has said engineers are currently digging in Old Road to fix the burst but he said it could be the end of the day before it is fully fixed.
He said: “It will be a couple of hours before the bottled water arrives but hopefully with a fair wind we will not even need it.
“We are very sorry to everyone in the Headington area and we are working as fast as we can to fix it.”
More top news
Nick Clegg says he wants to give local authorities the power to increase council tax on second homes by up to 200%.
Simon's Blog - We Knew It Couldn't Last
Tuesday afternoon's forecast for the east of the region