1. ITV Report

Many Midlanders left without water as thaw begins

The extreme weather is being blamed for the water problems Photo: ITV News

South Staffs Water says it is dealing with a large number of burst pipes across its network.This has meant many customers are experiencing low water pressure, or in some cases are without water. All its available engineers are working to identify and fix the bursts

It is telling customers:

  • If you spot a leak call 0800 389 1011 or tweet @SthStaffsWater
  • If you have a leak or dripping tap at your property please call a recommended plumber to assist with the repair as soon as possible. You can find a recommended plumber here
  • Help save water by minimising the amount you’re using wherever possible

Meanwhile, Severn Trent Water has apologised to customers in Rugby and Birmingham who are without water or have low pressure.