UPDATE: Water supply is restored to homes in south Norfolk after burst water main

An Anglian Water engineer operating the valves at Caistor St Edmund following a burst main at the en

An Anglian Water engineer operating the valves at Caistor St Edmund following a burst main at the end of last month. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2014

People living in parts of south Norfolk left without water on New year's Eve because of a burst water main have been told their supply is back by Anglian Water.

Homes in Rushall, Long Stratton, Pulham St Mary, Pulham Market and the surrounding area were among those who experienced low pressure or who were without water because of the burst main.

A statement issued by Anglian Water at 9am today said: 'The burst main affecting supplies to customers in Rushall, Pulham St Mary, Pulham Market, Long Stratton and surrounding areas has now been repaired and supplies restored.

'Customers in the Long Stratton area may be experiencing low pressure as the system recharges.

'When your water supply returns it may appear brown or be white cloudy water. Please do not be alarmed, this is normal and we are carrying out flushing to return the supply to normal, although it may take a while to clear

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'The brown colour is caused by naturally occurring iron sediments in the water mains being disturbed as the pipes refill. White or cloudy water is caused by air in the water.

'Both should be short lived and both are harmless.

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'Once again we are sorry for the disruption this may have caused and thank you for your patience and understanding.'

The burst main was unrelated to the incident which affected thousands of people in Caistor St Edmund, Poringland, Framingham Earl, Mundham, Newton Flotman, Hempnall, Hardwick and Postwick at the end of December.

As previously reported a burst main left 5,000 homes and businesses without supplies and meant thousands of people had in south Norfolk had to rely on bowsers for water for some of the days between Christmas and New Year.

Have you been affected? Email anthony.carroll@archant.co.uk

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