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Burst water main affects 150 properties in Oldbury

A burst water main left 150 properties in Sandwell with low pressure or no water on Thursday afternoon.

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South Staffs Water are said to be working to restore supply as soon as possible

The burst main affected people in Oldbury, more specifically those in the B68 area.

Repairs were carried out by South Staffs Water in Bamford Hill Close and were completed by 3.30pm.

The issue is said to have been caused by third party damage to one of the mains.

Multiple people from the area shared on social media that they had been completely without water.

Pearl Beniston, who works as as a dog groomer at her business Pearl's Groom Room, in Oldbury, said the burst pipe was likely going to result in her having to cancel her afternoon appointments.

Earlier, Nathan Harper, head of network operations at South Staffs Water, said: "We’re repairing a burst in Bamford Hill Close, as a result of third party damage to one of our mains.

"This has affected 150 properties in the B68 area, with some customers experiencing low pressure, or no waters.

"We're working hard to complete the repair and restore supplies to our customers as soon as possible.

"We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused and thank customers for their patience."