Water issue in Saffron Walden due to burst mains

Affinity Water

Affinity Water - Credit: Archant

A burst water mains is causing issues to supplies in Saffron Walden.

Engineers are working to repair the burst main on Bartlow Road.

A spokesman for Affinity Water said: “Our technician has assessed the burst; a repair team have been called and are on their way to carry out the necessary work in order to restore supplies to normal.

“During this time we ask you not to use any electrical appliances that require a water supply, for example washing machines or dishwashers and to conserve water from storage tanks during the time your water supply is interrupted.

“If you do still have a supply, we would advise you to store some water for drinking, in case your water has to be switched off for a repair to be completed.”

They added: “Our repair team are on site, however due to complications with the repair and the need to extend the excavation, this is taking longer than anticipated. We will provide an update and estimate on when this work should be completed as soon as one becomes available.

We are sorry for the disruption to your supply and thank you for your patience.”