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BURST WATER MAIN CAUSES LOSS OF SUPPLY

southernwatericonProperties in the Elmfield area of Ryde were without water this morning (Wednesday) following a burst water main in the area.

Those living in the area of Bullen, Elmfield and Appley lost supply at around 04:00 when a pipe burst on Bullen Road, Westridge.

Engineers have been working on site and restored water supplies at around 08:00.

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A Southern Water spokesman said: 

“We are sorry that some customers in Ryde lost their water supply, or had low pressure, this morning.

“Some customers may notice discoloured water coming from their taps for a short while. This is quite normal after a burst and the water is harmless.

“If this happens, run a mains-fed cold tap, usually a kitchen tap, until the water clears”.

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