Search

Damaged pipe leaves 7,000 homes in Swiss Cottage without water

PUBLISHED: 15:36 10 June 2013 | UPDATED: 19:02 10 June 2013

A crew from Thames Water get repairs underway on Sunday. Picture: Andrew Sampson

A crew from Thames Water get repairs underway on Sunday. Picture: Andrew Sampson

Archant

A damaged water pipe in Swiss Cottage left 7,000 homes without water for nearly 11 hours yesterday.

The 16-inch pipe in College Crescent, near Finchley Road, stopped delivering water to homes at 10.30am.

It was only at 9pm that supplies were restored after complications with repairs delayed a team from Thames Water.

The pipe was eventually fixed in the early hours of this morning.

Bottled water was offered to disgruntled locals.

A spokesperson from Thames Water said: “We’re really sorry for the disruption this caused and we are now looking into how this damage occurred.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ham&High. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Hampstead Highgate Express