Company anticipates ‘full restoration’ of Felsted water supply

HAD Affinity Water

HAD Affinity Water - Credit: Archant

Homes in Felsted should have access to water today (Tuesday), 24 hours after a burst water main cut off supply yesterday.

Dunmow and Felsted were both affected yesterday but this morning only Felsted was still left without water. However engineers have fixed a problem with the supply to the village.

A spokesman for Affinity Water said: “We have successfully repaired the boosters and anticipate full restoration of your water supply within the next 30 minutes.

“Should you experience any discoloured or aerated water which is not uncommon following a mains interruption, we recommend that you leave a mains fed tap running for approximately five-10 minutes. Discolouration of the water is caused by small particles of iron which are within the mains and disturbed during interruptions. Cloudy water is caused by air that becomes trapped in the mains, neither of these are harmful to your health.

“Where it has been necessary to excavate the area we will continue to work with the local Highways Authority to return the road surface area to normal and ensure that the road or footway is safe for all vehicle and pedestrian traffic. This may mean that we have to maintain the site and any necessary traffic management until this is the case.

“We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this incident and thank you for your patience today”