Water-hit homes back to normal
by Angela Cole
Hundreds of families were
getting back to normal today after a burst water main left them
without water for the day.
The 12-inch water main burst in
Loose Road, Maidstone near the junction with Heather Drive at
around 4am yesterday.
A team from South East Water
were quickly on the scene to repair the main, which involved
cutting out and replacing a 4m-long section, but the work
was hampered by the large number of utilities in the
Many homes in the area had
low pressure or no water, so bottled water was handed
The repair was completed just
A South East Water spokesman
said: "We would like to thank those people affected for their
patience while we carried out this emergency repair and we are
sorry for the disruption caused."
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