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No water for parts of Chester after burst pipe cuts off supply

Broughton, Handbridge, Lache and Saltney all affected

An burst pipe is the reason many homes in Chester have been without water today

A burst pipe has cut off the water supply for parts of Chester.

Homes in Broughton, Handbridge, Lache and Saltney have all been affected since about 6am on Monday (June 13).

Dee Valley Water said the burst main been found and they were working to solve the problem.

Parts of the city centre, as well as Bretton, Curzon Park and Westminster Park are also cut off.

The supplier said they hoped to have the issue fixed by 7pm.

Statements

At 12.30pm Dee Valley Water released an updated statement which said: "Our Network Construction team are currently carrying out a repair on the strategic mains burst in Handbridge.

"The estimated repair timescale for this is 4-6 hours.

"As part of our re-zoning of the water supplies in affected areas, Chester Business Park and Westminster Park have had their water supplies restored although the latter will have some poor pressure.

"The re-zoning of Chester City may take up to 2 hours to restore but regular updates will be provided."

This means many homes and businesses will have been without water for most of the day.

An earlier statement said: “Our engineers are in the process of isolating the section leaking in order to restore supplies to the properties affected with no water at present.

“On return of the supply it may be discoloured. If this occurs, please run until clear at your cold kitchen tap.

“We apologise for the inconvenience caused but are doing everything possible to return supplies to normal as soon as possible.”

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