Burst water pipe cuts supplies around Oakham

Severn Trent Water EMN-141121-091539001
Severn Trent Water EMN-141121-091539001

11.30am: Supplies have been restored to most homes and businesses around Oakham after an earlier burst pipe.

The problem happened in Burley Park Way at the junction with Stamford Road at about 5am this morning (Friday). Supplies were also affected in Whissendine, Stretton and Cottsemore, and Cottesmore Primary School and St Nicholas Primary School are closed as a result.

A statement on the Severn Trent Water website said engineers were on site and supplies had been restored to about 85 per cent of affected customers, although pressure was lower than usual. It said: “There are still customers without water from Cottesmore to Stretton and we’re working hard to restore the supply to these properties by using our tanker fleet to pump water back into the mains.”

The statement added: “We know how difficult it is to have no water, especially at this time of day when you’re trying to get ready for work and school, and we’re sorry for the inconvenience this may be causing. We’d like to reassure our customers that we’re doing everything we can to get the water supplies back on as soon as we can. We’re moving water around our network of pipes and we’ll also be bringing water into the area in tankers.

“We’ll keep this page up to date as we get information from our engineers and incident control team. If you do need to talk to us, please call 0800 783 4444 or Tweet us @STwater and we’ll be happy to help.”

Burley Park Way has been closed between Stamford Road and Uppingham Road junctions while repairs are carried out.