The water supply is back on in some houses in Swindon after a burst water pipe has left hundreds of homes with out water for most of today.
Thames Water is still handing out bottled water at three locations around Swindon.
Thames Water says customers should check its website for updates.
Thames Water are giving out bottled water at three sites around Swindon as some houses and business are without water supply.
The company is hoping most people will be reconnected by later this evening.
Thames Water are giving out bottled water from three locations around Swindon after a burst water pipe has left homes and businesses without water.
Bottled water is available from the following locations:
- Lyneham Express, A3102 Lyneham (Opposite Teal Avenue ), SN15 4PS
- Sun Inn, Lydiard Millicent, SN5 3LU
- Borough Fields Car Park, Wootton Bassett, SN4 7AX
Thames Water are working to repair a burst water pipe in Braden Village which has affected homes and businesses in the Swindon area.
Around 600 customers are without water or have low water pressure.
The company says it will be giving out bottled water to those affected whilst it continues to redirect water supplies.
Thousands of people in the Swindon area have little or no water this morning, after a large burst water main that's affected the Flaxlands reservoir.
The people affected live in the SN or GL7 postcode areas.
Thames Water has issued the following apology:
"We're sorry to customers who are experiencing no water or low pressure in the SN/GL7 postcode areas. We are currently on site carrying out investigations and are working hard to resolve this. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you."
People living in the SN25 postcode area in Swindon have been left without water - or having to cope with low pressure.
It is due to a burst water main on Thames Avenue.
Households in parts of Wiltshire could see water bills rise by more than 10 per cent above the cost of inflation - but elsewhere in the region they could drop by around six per cent. Thames Water wants to make the increase to pay for a new sewer in London.
By contrast Wessex Water says its bills will fall in real terms from an average of £479 a year now to £454 by 2020.
Thames, which pays no corporation tax, last week announced half-year pre-tax profits were up by nearly a fifth to £134.2 million, helped by an above-inflation tariff hike. It is already at loggerheads with the regulator over customer charges.
Thames serves 14 million customers in and around London. It said its current typical £358 bill is £50 below the average for England and Wales but would increase to £398, plus inflation, for 2020.
Last month it was slapped down by Ofwat over plans for a one-off £29 bill hike for next year, because of unforeseen costs including customers failing to pay their bills, as well as the Thames super sewer.
The water regulator, Ofwat, may block a proposed £29 surcharge on bills for thousands of customers in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.
Thames Water wants to impose the levy next year - on top of its annual price increase, to pay for a new sewer in London and to cover the cost of bad debt.
Ofwat is now challenging the need for the increase, a move welcomed by the consumer watchdog.
Sir Tony Redmond from the Consumer Council for Water said he was encouraged the regulator had taken this decision:
Thames Water wants to increase prices for customers in the West to help pay for a new super sewer in London.
The company, which supplies water to parts of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, has applied to regulator Ofwat to add an extra £29 onto every household's bill. Thames Water says the company is facing a tough time financially even though its revenues rose to £1.8 billion in the last financial year.
The Consumer Council for Water has expressed disappointment over Thames Water’s plans to increase its prices next year. The company’s proposals could see the average water and sewerage bill in the Thames area (including parts of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire) increase from £354 to almost £400.
The company says the rise is to cover a rise in bad debt, costs associated with the 2011 transfer of private sewers to company ownership, and land purchase linked to the Thames Tideway Tunnel.