Burst pipes leave homes across north London without water

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Crouch End residents have reported low water pressure following a burst water pipe in Hendon - Credit: David Winskill

A burst water pipe in Hendon has left homes across north London without water.

Another burst pipe in Hornsey which affected homes over the weekend was fixed early this morning (December 13).

Thames Water engineers are still working to fix a large pipe in Westside, Hendon, that burst early on Saturday (December 11).

The water company has warned that homes in NW4, NW7 and NW11 still do not have water or have low pressure, though it said supplies are "largely back on" across the area.

Thames Water is running a drive-through bottled water station at Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre on Champions Way. 

Separately, engineers worked to fix a burst pipe last night (December 12) in Hornsey.

Thames Water said customers were back in supply around 10pm yesterday and the work was completed early this morning.

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The burst was on a pipe which was 4 inches in diameter and engineers found a hole the size of a fist when they were working on the repair, the water company said.

Crouch End writer and campaigner David Winskill said he noticed low water pressure yesterday evening (December 12).

He told the Ham&High: "I noticed it became a dribble at about 6pm, but didn't think much of it.

"But later on I got a text from a neighbour saying Thames Water had warned him he may lose water again."