WD News: Tens of thousands of households could be left without water over the festive season due to burst pipes in some parts of England. According to reports, around 65,000 customers had their water supply cut off.
Southern Water, South East Water and United Utilities have had to distribute bottles of water to customers cut off from normal supplies in Sussex, Kent and Morecambe.
Many people have also complained of being unable to wash or clean for days.
According to a report in The Telegraph, “Firms said the rapid thaw of frozen pipes had increased the number of bursts and leaks on the underground network of pipes, causing storage reservoir levels to drop after temperatures plunged below zero.”
Source: First Post
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