Water supply restored after burst pipe

IPSWICH: A number of homes in Ipswich were left without water for several hours yesterday.

The incident happened after a water pipe burst in the Bourne Park area at 9.30am.

As a result around 1,000 homes in the south west area of town were left without water until 3.15pm.

A spokesman for Anglian Water said: “We can confirm that an eight inch water pipe burst causing a leak.

“This meant that approximately 1,000 homes in the town were left without water for a number of hours

“However, our team of engineers were able to re-zone the pipe so that the water supply was restored to our customers at 3.15pm.

“It was quite a large and complex operation as it involved reversing various flows of water.

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“We were able to repair the pipe by 5pm. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.”

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