Engineers have worked overnight in East London to deal with a massive flood that has affected at least nine postcodes. .
According to Thames Water, a ruptured pipe in Hackney Marshes left the house without water.
The utility agency said in a statement that the engineers would continue to work overnight, “We will draft as much resources as possible to deal with these repairs and get things back to normal.”
Thomas Water is planning to open sites where bottled water will be distributed on Wednesday morning as local water supply was feared to be damaged within the next 24 hours.
It added, “We plan to repair this 42-inch-diameter pipe, while continuing to pump water using a fleet of tankers on our network.”
Infected postcodes include E6, E7, E10, E11, E12, E13, E15, E16 and E20.
Thames Water Hall’s engineers were trying to clear “huge amounts of water that had flowed into the water.”
The utility says, “We’re really sorry if this affects your water, especially at this particular time.”
“We fully understand how inconvenient and distressing this is and we will do our best to restore the supply as soon as possible.”
Due to the high volume of calls, Thames Water said it was “a priority for support for vulnerable customers and hospitals.”
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