Burst water main affects three villages


The burst in Main Street, Charlton

Water tankers worked in relay to bring supplies to affected properties

People in three villages have suffered low water pressure, or no water, for much of Friday.   A burst water main under Main Street in Charlton affected supplies in Aynho, Charlton and Croughton.

The problem was first reported to Anglian Water at around 7.30am.   The company gave an update midway through the morning saying that a mains repair was needed.

Water tankers were sent to provide supplies whilst the repair was completed.   In Aynho two trucks filled with 130,000 litres of water took it in turns to supply the village by pumping water into the system from a point on Portway.

Water Tanker supplies properties in Aynho

In Charlton the primary school closed early at 1pm.   The Main Road through the village remained closed due to the burst, which was located just metres away from where another burst caused problems just months earlier.

Main Street in Charlton closed whilst repairs were undertaken

A team of engineers were waiting for a part to arrive on Friday evening.   This would enable them to complete the repair.   It was estimated that once the engineers had completed their work the system would take a couple of hours to be brought back on line for all those affected.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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