MIDNIGHT BURST MAIN LEAVES NEWPORT RESIDENTS WITHOUT WATER

A burst water main, which was reported to Southern Water at just gone midnight, has left residents in the Newport area without supplies this morning (Tuesday). 

Home and businesses in the PO30 5 areas are said to be without water.

A spokesperson for Southern Water has said they have a team on site repairing the burst.

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Residents may notice some discolouration or low pressure at first; this is completely normal when there’s been a disruption to the supply and is only temporary.

Southern Water apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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Corker
Corker
1 month ago

As more houses are crammed into the Island, the water pressure is increased to cope, those more and more old pipes will burst.

Will only get worse and our water bills larger to pay for the increase of homes which we never wanted in in the first place. The ‘developers’ won’t pay, we will.

Hope Springs
Hope Springs
Reply to  Corker
1 month ago

A business (like SW) is supposed to set aside funds to maintain and eventually replace its assets (pipes). But some would rather pour cash into shareholders’ and directors’ pockets. Any guesses how their recent £90M fine will be funded?

Corker
Corker
Reply to  Hope Springs
1 month ago

Problem is, when a vast new housing project is built, the thousands of extra homes, all taking water from the mains, means less avaiable for existing properties, UNLESS the water pressure is increased to cope. The ‘new’ estate has new pipework, BUT the developers don’t run a new feed pipe back to the nearest reservoir, thus miles of old pipework is under ever increasing strain as are the sewers and drains. Shareholders are not the problem for ‘someone’ has to stump up the cash to pay for our water services, and without them it would be directly on our bills, OR HMG would have to pay, as it did when such was in Gov hands, and then ‘they’ tax us more to pay for it. State run industries always were so costly, as bosses, underbosses, and workers, all take the Mick, knowing it is Gov run, so are likely to… Read more »

YIGAF
YIGAF
Reply to  Corker
1 month ago

I’d be more worried about the recent vote in government where an amendment that would have stopped dumping raw sewage into our rivers and coastal waters was voted down. Guess what – our dear MP Bob Seely was one that voted this down. My advice don’t drink from the tap you never know what’s in it. Good old kiss arse Bob – true blue.

Clive Heathfield
Clive Heathfield
Reply to  Corker
1 month ago

SW needs to renew its pipe not keep reparing the old pipe. then the pipe burst further along the run .
Sw should alway put funds aside for exta inferstructure and not give profits to the shareholders . At the end of the day it is always the residence that sees an increas in thier water bill.New water mains will mean less road closures and road works .

Letting you know
Letting you know
1 month ago

Even the Taliban could provid a better service than SSE, our crumbling infrastructure is turning us into a third World Nation…

Our future is looking bleaker by the day…

Letting you know
Letting you know
1 month ago

Even Southern Water adding to the misery which i first wanted to say….

 

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