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2,000 homes in Bristol without water because of burst main

Two thousand homes in Bristol are without water because of a burst main Credit: ITV News

Two thousand homes in Bristol are without water because of a burst main in Bedminster.

Bristol Water has set up a water supply point at Bedminster Down Common, opposite South Bristol Crematorium. Customers are being asked to bring suitable, clean water containers.

The burst has been located on the A38 between the Kings Head and the Town and Country Club. Engineers are working to fix the problem.

Bristol Water apologises for the inconvenience to our customers and commuters as we work to fix this burst.

– Bristol Water

Burst water main leaves homes in Bristol without water

Many homes in the Bedminster area of Bristol are without water due to a burst pipe.

Bristol Water says engineers are working to get things back to normal. It also says when the water does come back it might be discoloured - and that customers should the run the first mains-fed cold water tap for half an hour to clear it.

Burst water main outside Bristol school

Bristol Water has reported that it's dealing with a burst main outside the school in Glenfrome Road, Bristol. It's warning householders to expect pressure and supply problems.


Plans approved for £125m reservoir in Somerset

A scheme to build a huge reservoir in Somerset has moved a step closer after being approved by Sedgemoor District Council. The £125m storage facility would be built close to the existing Cheddar reservoir to meet increasing demand for supplies.

Bristol Water needs final approval from Ofwat before the plans can go ahead. The industry regulator is due to consider the scheme in the autumn. But it could take another year or two before work starts. Archaeologists are currently sweeping the site in advance of any construction work.

A spokesman for Bristol Water said: "The company believes that the reservoir, if built, will provide a much needed new source of water in Somerset - as well as being of enormous long term recreational and conservation benefit."

*CGI video from Bristol Water shows how the reservoir might look.

Latest on water crisis in the Burnham-on-Sea area

Thousands of homes in Burnham-on-Sea, Berrow, Highbridge and Lympsham are without water tonight after a mains burst.

Bristol Water has issued an update at 22:50 tonight:

Water is now filling the storage reservoir on Brent Knoll and once we have a sufficient amount in the tanks we will begin restoring supplies across the area in a controlled manner.

This will take a few hours and will mean that as the supply returns more and more homes will get their water back until the water reaches the furthest parts of this network.

– Bristol Water spokesperson

Hundreds queue for water in Burnham on Sea

Hundreds of people have been queueing for water at Tesco in Burnham on Sea. 24,000 residents in Somerset were left without water all day after a major water main burst. There are also tanks at Morrisons.

Bristol Water has replaced the pipe on the A38 at the East Brent roundabout but says water is unlikely to be back on before tomorrow morning.

Updates from Bristol Water can be found on their website by clicking here.

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