Cambridgeshire homes reconnected to water supply

ALL but a handful of properties affected by the burst water main in Longstanton on Monday now have their supplies restored.

ALL but a handful of properties affected by the burst water main in Longstanton on Monday now have their supplies restored.

When the water main burst around 6am, the supply network affecting the villages of Longstanton, Fenstanton, Fen Drayton, Hilton, Swavesey, Over, Conington and properties south of the river in St Ives was completely drained down, affecting around 5,000 customers.

Cambridge Water spent the day rerouting supplies to ensure the majority of villages had a water supply by the afternoon.

As of 6 o’clock this morning (Tuesday), only a handful of properties along the A14 corridor, near Lolworth and Longstanton, were without a supply. All of these properties have been provided with alternative water supplies.


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Cambridge Water apologised for any inconvenience caused as a result of this incident, which it said was one of the largest burst mains witnessed by the company for several years. Work to identify the exact source of the burst main and carry out repairs will continue as a matter of urgency.

It is possible some customers affected by the burst may still experience cloudy or milky water. This discolouration is caused because of air in the water main. The water remains safe to drink. Any customers who continue to experience cloudy or milky water are advised to run their cold water supply until the water runs clear.

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CONTACT: If this situation persists you are advised to contact Cambridge Water on 01223 706050. Some customers may also be experiencing low pressure. If the pressure remains at a low level you are advised to contact Cambridge Water on the above number.

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