Hospital impacted as water supply restored to 1,650 Oxford properties

Some customers whose supply has returned may experience cloudy water caused by harmless tiny air bubbles. Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Water has returned to hundreds of Oxford homes and businesses, including a hospital, after a 24 hour outage.

Around 1,650 properties in the OX3, OX4 and OX44 postcode areas were left with low water pressure or no water at all on Friday due to problems with a mains upgrade.

A Thames Water spokesperson said, “The John Radcliffe Hospital was in the affected area and experienced low pressure, however remained in supply and supported by tankers.”

“We can confirm everything should now be back to normal for customers, with water returning to homes and businesses.”

Three bottled water stations were opened for customers without water Credit: ITV Meridian

“We are very sorry for yesterday's water supply interruptions which followed planned upgrades to a water pipe."

Thames Water said a team worked through the night to increase water pressure after restoring supplies yesterday evening.

"Some customers whose supply has returned may experience cloudy water. This is caused by tiny air bubbles which are harmless and will disappear. If the tap is run for a few minutes, the water should return to normal.”

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