Discoloured water warning in Chantry Park area after Anglian Water repairs burst water main on A1214 London Road

The roadworks on London Road in Ipswich after a burst water main.

The roadworks on London Road in Ipswich after a burst water main. - Credit: Archant

People living near Chantry Park in Ipswich have been warned to expect discoloured water after roadworks were carried out today.

The roadworks on London Road in Ipswich after a burst water main.

The roadworks on London Road in Ipswich after a burst water main. - Credit: Archant

One lane of the A1214 London Road, near the Robin Drive junction, was closed on Monday night after a burst water main was reported.

The road is expected to be fully reopened tomorrow (Wednesday) evening after repair work was carried out, an Anglian Water spokesman said.

But she added: “Some customers may experience discoloured water following the burst. This is due to a disturbance in iron sediments in the water main and we are carrying out routine flushing of the water main in the area to remove this. Iron in water is harmless and is often short lived.”

Resurfacing work to repair a section of damaged road is expected to be finished by this evening.

The roadworks on London Road in Ipswich after a burst water main.

The roadworks on London Road in Ipswich after a burst water main. - Credit: Archant

The spokesman said: “The burst main on London Road was reported to us last night and has been repaired.

“Unfortunately the burst damageg a section of carriageway and there is currently a lane closure in place. We hope to have the road resurfaced and all lanes reopened by tomorrow evening. “We are very sorry for any disruption caused and we will be working to get the road back to normal as soon as possible.”

Most Read

If the problem of discoloured water persists, call Anglian Water on 03457 145145.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter