A burst water main has left a number of homes in Ellesmere Port without water this morning (Monday March 30).
Repair teams have been dispatched to the affected area on Stanney Oaks Drive and are working on resolving the problem, which has also caused some of the pipes to produce discoloured water.
A spokesperson for United Utilities said: "Our teams are investigating the cause of the burst and are doing what they can to check the water supplies. We have requested a repair team who will be out to resolve the problem in due course."
"However, we have received calls to let us know some people are finding when they turn their taps on, the water is discoloured or brown in colour.
"This has happened because of a disturbance to the pipes in your area. Our pipes have naturally occurring sediments and minerals at the bottom which can get disturbed every now and then.
"We know it doesn’t look nice but don’t worry, it’s unlikely to be harmful and will settle down again with time. You can help with this by letting your cold water tap run at a slight trickle until your water runs crystal clear again.
"In the meantime we have one of our inspectors keeping an eye on this to make sure it settles back down again soon. We’re sorry if this has affected you getting on with everyday jobs."