Villagers left without water supply due to burst mains pipe

Villagers left without water supply due to burst mains pipe in Great Paxton. Picture: DAVID LLOYD

Villagers left without water supply due to burst mains pipe in Great Paxton. Picture: DAVID LLOYD - Credit: Archant

A Huntingdonshire village was left without water after a mains pipe burst gushing across the roads.

Villagers left without water supply due to burst mains pipe in Great Paxton. Picture: DAVID LLOYD

Villagers left without water supply due to burst mains pipe in Great Paxton. Picture: DAVID LLOYD - Credit: Archant

The incident happened in Great Paxton on Saturday afternoon (September 19).

Engineers worked through the night to repair the pipe – which was next to a gas pipe.

Resident David Lloyd, said: “The situation became a little delicate as the pipe in question ran adjacent to a main gas pipe and the gas services emergency team were called to the incident as a safety precaution.

“They turned the gas supply off throughout the repair.


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“The fracture had sufficient force as it gushed out of a water board access cover lifting it off of its seating.”

An Anglian Water spokesperson said: “There was a brief interruption to supply for a number of properties in the local area.

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“We’re sorry for any disruption this may have caused, and we would like to thank local residents and road users for their patience while we completed these vital repairs.”

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