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North Norfolk homes left without water hours before Christmas Day

PUBLISHED: 10:57 25 December 2018 | UPDATED: 08:33 26 December 2018

Stock image of an Anglian Water team at work detecting and repairing leaks. Picture: Anglian Water.

Stock image of an Anglian Water team at work detecting and repairing leaks. Picture: Anglian Water.

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People in north Norfolk were left with no water just a day before Christmas after a "complex" burst water main cut off supply.

A map of the affected area in north Norfolk. Photo: Anglian WaterA map of the affected area in north Norfolk. Photo: Anglian Water

Residents living in Beeston Regis and Sheringham reported trouble with their water supply on Sunday, December 23.

Anglian Water customers on social media reported being told the problem was due to a leak in Beech Avenue, and was originally expected to fixed by 10pm on Sunday.

Jane Sandford commented on the Enjoy Sheringham More Facebook page: “Very low pressure in Sheringham.”

And Kirsty Long added: “Leak is on or near the common, still no water.”

Anglia Water reported that the burst power main had been repaired by 2pm on Christmas Eve.

The statement read: “We’re really sorry but some customers in Beeston Regis and Sheringham may have very low water pressure or no water at all.

“We’re working to repair a burst water main in your area so that we can get your supply back to normal as soon as possible, but it is proving to be a complex job that is taking longer than we had orginally hoped.

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“This should now be completed by 3pm today [Christmas Eve] but we’ll update this message if anything else changes.

“Again, we’re really sorry we’ve inconvenienced you and thanks for your patience.”

The water company also advised running the tap for a few minutes before using the water after it is switched back on, as it may appear cloudy or discoloured.

For more information, and to see if your area is affected, visit the Anglian Water site.

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