Ipswich homes lose water after pump bursts

Taps ran dry in part of Ipswich during the early hours of Friday.

Taps ran dry in part of Ipswich during the early hours of Friday. - Credit: Archant

About 100 homes in part of north west Ipswich were without water during the early hours of Friday morning after a burst at a pumping station near Sproughton.

The Westbourne Road/Rayleigh Road/Kelvin Road area was affected with water being cut off shortly before midnight.

Engineers worked to isolate the problem and most properties had their supplies restored by 3am.

A spokeswoman for Anglian Water said: “Because of the time, most people probably didn’t know about the problem but we apologise to anyone inconvenienced by this.”