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Thames Water supply lost to large parts of Kent

By Ed McConnell

As temperatures soar Halstead residents have been told they will not have water until this evening at the earliest.

Residents in the TN14, TN16 and CR0 (Surrey) areas are without water after a pipe burst on Friday.

This, coupled with high demand over the weekend, meant Thames Water 's reservoirs are running exceptionally low.

Households may find water is discoloured or notice a drop in pressure. Stock Image
Households may find water is discoloured or notice a drop in pressure. Stock Image

The utility provider has set up bottled water stations at Halstead Village Hall, Knockholt Road; the Youth Centre, in Church Road, Biggin Hill; The Old Ship, in Ship Hill, Tatsfield; and Cudham Wyse Cricket Club, at Cudham Recreation Ground.

A spokesman said: "Despite our teams working around the clock, it is unlikely we will be able to restore your supply until this evening at the earliest.

"We would encourage you to visit one of our bottled water sites where our teams will provide you with bottled water.

"We are working hard to pump more water into our reservoirs which will restore your supply. This takes time but we have our best teams working 24/7 on restoring your supply as quickly as we can.

Water is being handed out at Halstead Village Hall
Water is being handed out at Halstead Village Hall

"If we are able to return your supply any earlier we will of course let you know. Thank you for your patience.

"If you are able to get one of our sites and can help your neighbours who may not be able we would ask you to do so.

"If you are identified as one of our customers requiring additional assistance and have yet to receive water from our teams please give us a call or contact us via our Twitter account where one of our customer teams will liaise with you to work out the best option."

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