Burst water pipes leave 2,000 without water in Wolverhampton and Willenhall

More chaos after huge pipe burst on Saturday.

Water flooded Park Road in Willenhall
Water flooded Park Road in Willenhall

More burst water pipes are causing havoc in Wolverhampton and Willenhall, with around 2,000 properties without water on Easter Monday.

Three further burst pipes have disrupted supplies following the bursting of a huge pipe on Stowheath Lane, East Park on Saturday.

That pipe has now been fixed but workers moving water around the system to keep as many connected as possible has had a knock-on effect elsewhere.

One of the pipes caused flooding on Park Road, Willenhall, overnight. Large parts of east Wolverhampton and Willenhall have been affected over the Easter weekend. The deluge left Stowheath Lane underwater on Saturday.

Crews from Fallings Park Fire Station attended the scene in Willenhall last night along with teams from Severn Trent.

The water company said supplies had now been restored to most properties

Flooding on Stowheath Lane after a water main burst. Photo: Paul Rush

A Severn Trent spokeswoman said: "We’ve moved water around our network of pipes and brought water into the area in tankers and we’re happy to say that the majority of customers now have their water supplies back on. There are still a few people at high elevations who have intermittent supplies or poor pressure, and we’re working hard to get them back on as soon as possible – we’re hoping that will be this evening.

“While we do this work, water is moving around the network in a different way to normal and this may cause some people to see some murky water. This is nothing to worry about and will clear as the water is used.

“In the meantime we’re still working hard to fix the burst pipes and this is also nearly complete.

“We’re so sorry for this situation - we know this has been going on for a while now, with supplies on and off for some people, and we totally understand how frustrating this will be. But we want to reassure everyone that our teams both in the field and in our control centre are working round the clock to get things back to normal as quickly as we can.

“Again, we’re so sorry and want to thank everyone for their patience.”

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