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No water in parts of Cornwall due to burst water main

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There is no water in the Porthpean area while South West Water carry out "urgent repairs" on a burst water main. The works are expected to last 4-6 hours with the water coming back on at 1.30pm.

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Burst main affecting water supplies in St Austell

Homes in parts of St Austell could be experiencing problems with water supplies this morning after a mains burst at Sandy Hill Academy. South West Water say they've sent a repair team.

Problems with sewage pumping station in Newquay

Fistral Beach at Newquay is one of those affected by the problem Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Bathing water at beaches in Newquay could be affected by a problem with the main sewage pumping station in the town.

South West Water is doing its best to fix it but you may want to reconsider your New Year's Day dips.

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Water in Plymouth 'back to normal' after burst pipe chaos

The burst water pipe helped cause traffic chaos in Plymouth. Credit: ITV West Country

Water should be back to normal in Plymouth this morning, after thousands of homes were affected by Thursday's burst water pipe, which also caused traffic chaos in the city.

South West Water finished repairing the pipe on Thursday evening, and announced this morning that water was back in people's homes.

People are being advised to run the tap if there's any discolouration.

"We are pleased to advise that following our repair work yesterday all customer water supplies should now have returned to normal. We have been flushing throughout the night to help clear water supplies, if you are experiencing discoloured water please run your taps to clear https://www.southwestwater.co.uk/index.cfm?articleid=11232

If your water is white, cloudy or appears to have tiny bubbles this is due to air in the water and is a result of the network returning to normal. https://www.southwestwater.co.uk/index.cfm?articleid=11232 Please be assure that the water is perfectly safe to drink and use.

We are continuing to monitor water supplies throughout the day."

– South West Water

Plymouth homes without water after major pipe bursts

The offending pipe, which burst early this morning, flooding streets and stopping traffic. Credit: South West Water

4,000 homes in Plymouth have been affected by a major water pipe burst, causing traffic chaos during morning rush hour.

It happened on Tavistock Road at 6.30 this morning. South West Water has begun to repair the pipe, but supplies in Crownhill, Whitleigh and Efford are affected.

The company says it is arranging alternative water supplies, and is posting updates at www.southwestwater.co.uk/waterlive and on its Twitter.

The water on the road is subsiding, but drivers in the area are being advised to take care. Public transport is gradually returning to normal after major delays all morning.

Flood waters caused traffic chaos in Plymouth this morning. Credit: ITV West Country
Traffic delays in Plymouth this morning. Credit: ITV West Country

Burst water pipe affects St Ives

South West Water has said customers may experience low pressure or discolouration this morning, due to a burst water pipe in St Ives.

Although teams worked overnight to fix the leak the company has warned the pressure will take a while to return to normal.

Those affected are advised to run the cold tap in the kitchen until the water runs clear.

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Open verdict returned on Robert Geach drowning

Robert Geach drowned after falling into a tank at a sewage treatment works in Falmouth in 2013

A jury has returned an open verdict into the death of Robert Geach.

He was pulled from a filtration tank at South West Water's sewage treatment works in Falmouth two years ago.

The 54 year old, who worked for the water company, was found inside the tank in December 2013.

South West Water has said that since the father-of-two's death they have made safety changes.

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