UPDATE: Water supplies restored after burst main shut Great Dunham Primary School and affected homes at Swaffham, Dunhams, North Pickenham, Ashill and Sporle

Anglian Water workmen have restored supplies to customers after a burst water main forced the closure of Great Dunham Primary School and affected people around the Swaffham area.

The burst in the eight inch pipe in North Pickenham was first detected by AW monitoring equipment at about 5.30am and the first calls were made by customers at 6am.

The school had to close as it had no water.

A spokesman said it affected areas in swaffham, Little Dunham, Great Dunham, Ashill, Sporle and North Pickenham. Some customers had no water, some had low pressure and some would have a normal service.

The main was isolated by 7.15am to ensure there was no leaking.


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Workmen restored all the supplies but were still at the site this afternoon completing repair work.

The spokesman said: 'We worked hard to fix it and it was a priority to restore supplies.

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'We are sorry for the disruption and we appreciate how frustrating it is for customers.'

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