800 homes still without water after burst water pipe in Bristol

People have been queuing at tankers set up at the Bristol and West Athletics Club in Whitehall Credit: Lee Charles

Hundreds of homes have been without water today after a burst water pipe on Royate Hill in Bristol.

According to Bristol Water it burst at around 7:30am and despite diverting the water supply, 800 properties are still without water nine hours later.

Water has been handed out to residents affected and two tankers have been set up in the car park next to the Bristol and West Athletics club.

Many have taken to social media frustrated at the time it is taking to get water up and running again.

Residents have raised concern about not being able to wash their hands regularly because of a lack of water.

During the coronavirus pandemic Public Health England is urging people to wash their hands more regularly and for longer.

But with no running water, residents say they're worried.

Bristol water says 'our team on the ground is continuing to work incredibly hard to repair this morning’s burst in Royate Hill.'

The company also urged customers to maintain social distancing while queuing.