Homes in Burton Joyce still without water after lorry damages water pipes near Gedling Access Road works cutting off 7,000 homes

 Homes in Burton Joyce still without water after lorry damages water pipes near Gedling Access Road works cutting off 7,000 homes
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A water mains that was damaged last night by a HGV in Gedling is now being repaired, but Severn Trent Water says some homes and businesses in Burton Joyce remain without water.

7,000 homes were initially cut off when a lorry struck a pipe close to the Gedling Access Road site near Burton Joyce last night.

Engineers for Severn Trent Water have worked around the clock to restore water to around 6,000 homes in Netherfield, Gedling and Carlton, but it is estimated around 1,000 homes in Burton Joyce still remain dry.

Leak on Burton Road
IMAGE: Gedling Eye

Cllr Michael Payne and Nikki Brooks have been working with Severn Trent Water to get water back on for residents.

They said that Severn Trent Water would be delivering bottled water to vulnerable people living in homes in Burton Joyce that are still without a supply.

Councillor Payne told Gedling Eye: “Myself and Councillor Nikki Brooks have been in constant contact with Severn Trent Water and this morning they have informed us around 1,000 homes are still without water supply in and around Burton Joyce.

“As a precautionary measure, Severn Trent Water has agreed to set up a bottled water station in the area this morning too. We are just waiting to hear details about the location and will provide an update.”

Bottle water will now be available from The Wheatsheaf pub car park from 3pm today (Tuesday, June 2)

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