Homes flooded and school closed after burst water pipe in Trelewis

A number of homes have been flooded due to the burst water pipe in Trelewis. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

A number of homes and a school in Merthyr Tydfil are still experiencing issues with their water supply after a burst water pipe led to people's homes being flooded.

Residents in Trelewis, Merthyr Tydfil, had been worst affected by the flooding on Wednesday, with Trelewis Community Centre offering shelter for those affected.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council posted on X, formerly Twitter, on Thursday morning saying: "We are aware that some areas in Merthyr Tydfil are still experiencing issues due to the burst water pipe incident that took place yesterday in Trelewis."

Meanwhile, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water posted an update on X: "We’ve worked overnight to replace the damaged water main.

A flooded street in Trelewis, Merthyr Tydfil Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

"This needs to be done carefully, some customers in small parts of Trelewis, Quakers Yard and Edwardsville may have no water this morning.

"Our bottled water station at our Nelson depot is open."

A spokesperson for Dwr Cymru Welsh Water confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that the burst was caused by a contractor working in the area.

They said: “We know that a very small number of properties in the immediate vicinity of the burst have been affected by the water escaping from the damaged main. We are dealing with these residents directly.

Sandbags have been used to try and stop water entering properties Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

"We're also contacting customers on our Priority Services Register to provide them with bottled water and also be setting up bottled water stations.

"We would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused and want to assure customers that we will repair the pipe and restore supplies as quickly as we can.

"Customers can keep up to date on progress with the repair through our social media and the In Your Area Section of our website.”

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