Thousands of homes with little or no water in Winchester after pumping failure

Bottled water is available at three sites including Badger Farm

Southern Water says it is working to fix a technical problem at a pumping station that has left thousands of homes in Winchester with little or no water.

The company is warning customers of disruption to their water supplies, while repairs are carried out at the Easton Water Supply Works. The issue first arose on Friday, January 12.

Water tankers have been spotted outside the Royal Hampshire County Hospital to ensure supplies are not disrupted.

ITV News Meridian understands that there are 26 tankers in use around the city of Winchester to help maintain supplies.

In a statement, Southern Water apologised for the inconvenience and said they are working to fix the problems as quickly as possible:

"We’re sorry for the impact a technical failure at Easton Water Supply Works continues to have on customers in Winchester and the surrounding area.

"Although most customers have supply at this time, this incident is still ongoing and there may still be periods of low pressure and intermittent supply. For customers who are impacted we would ask them to get in touch with us.

"The areas that are currently affected by this are in Kings Worthy and parts of Winchester that are on higher ground.

"We have a bottled water station at Coach Park, Worthy Lane open today, a further two further bottled water stations remain on standby.

"We are continuing to deliver bottled water today to our customers most at risk of a disruption.

"If you or anyone you know needs to be prioritised and added to our register, please call 0330 303 0368."