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Burst pipe leaves LA14 homes and businesses with no water

Updated: Jan 12



Residents on Walney have taken to social media after their taps ran dry.


Motorists have reported seeing a stream of water coming up out of the ground near Furness College.


A spokesperson for United Utilities said: "We’re currently investigating an issue in your area which may mean you have no water or it’s coming out your tap as a trickle.


"We’re sorry for the inconvenience and hope to have your taps flowing again very soon. We’ll provide further updates when we know more about what is causing the problem."


Update from United Utilities, 7.29pm: "A leak on Ironworks Road affecting customers in LA14, has been spotted and reported to us. We’ve been out to investigate and found this to be the cause for some of you having no water or just a trickle.


"Our leakage engineers will be on site as soon as possible. We’re sorry for the inconvenience and hope to have your taps flowing again very soon."


Update from United Utilities, 9.47pm: "We’re currently on our way to repair a leak on Ironworks Road.


"To keep your taps flowing while we repair the leak, we’ll be delivering water to you from a different area which may mean your water pressure is lower than normal.


"We're sorry for the inconvenience, we’ll provide further updates once the repair is underway and hope to have things back to normal soon."


Update from United Utilities, 12.59am: "Our leakage engineers have arrived at Ironworks Road and will start work on repairing the leak as soon as possible, The repair may take a little longer to fix as we have to arrange for traffic management to be put in place to allow our engineers to carry out the repair safely. We’re sorry for the inconvenience, we’ll provide further updates once the leak is repaired."


Update from United Utilities, 3.49am: "Just to let you know, we’re still repairing the leak at Ironworks Road which is taking longer than expected. Thanks for your patience, we’re working as fast as we can and hope to have your taps flowing again very soon."


Update from United Utilities, 6.20am: "Our engineers are still busy repairing the burst water main at Ironworks Road. Unfortunately, due to the complex nature of the repair, work will be ongoing throughout the course of the day. We have our Water on Wheels tankers onsite who have now began to pump water back into the mains to help restore and maintain supplies. 

We’re sorry for the ongoing disruption and thank you for bearing with us. We’ll provide further updates once the repair has been completed."


Update from United Utilities, 9.44am: "Repairs to the burst water main on Ironworks Road are continuing and our engineers are making good progress. Our tankers remain in place, pumping water back into the mains. However as this is a large burst affecting a wide area, some of you may notice that you have no water or poor pressure until the repair is complete. Thank you for your continued patience."

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