UPDATE: Water returns to Rushall, Pulhams and Long Stratton after burst main repaired
Residents in areas of south Norfolk should see their water supply returning to normal, after disruption was caused by a burst water main on New Year’s Eve.
Some homes in Rushall, Pulham Market, Pulham St Mary and Long Stratton encountered low water pressure or no water supply at all on Wednesday night while Anglian Water worked to fix the damaged main, with service remaining intermittent yesterday morning.
An updated statement from Anglian Water reads: “The burst main affecting supplies to customers in Rushall, Pulham St Mary, Pulham Market, Long Stratton and surrounding areas has now been repaired and supplies restored.
“Customers in the Long Stratton area may be experiencing low pressure as the system recharges.
“When your water supply returns it may appear brown or be white cloudy water. Please do not be alarmed, this is normal and we are carrying out flushing to return the supply to normal, although it may take a while to clear.
“The brown colour is caused by naturally occurring iron sediments in the water mains being disturbed as the pipes refill. White or cloudy water is caused by air in the water. Both should be short lived and both are harmless.
“Once again we are sorry for the disruption this may have caused and thank you for your patience and understanding.”
For more information, visit www.anglianwater.co.uk