Burst water pipes: Supply restored to 2,000 Black Country homes but repair work continues

Work is ongoing to repair a large water pipe in the Black Country but the supply has been restored for the 2,000 people left without water on Easter Monday.

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

Three further burst pipes disrupted supplies in Wolverhampton and Willenhall yesterday, following the bursting of a huge pipe on Stowheath Lane, East Park on Saturday.

One of the pipes caused flooding on Park Road, Willenhall, on Monday morning.

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Large parts of east Wolverhampton and Willenhall have been affected over the Easter weekend. The deluge left Stowheath Lane underwater on Saturday.

Water flooded Park Road in Willenhall

A spokesman for Severn Trent said: “We’re pleased to say customers in Wolverhampton who’ve been affected by a series of burst water pipes should have their supply fully restored now. We’d like to thank everyone again for their continued patience and understanding throughout the Easter weekend, which we understand has been a frustrating time for some.

“We’re continuing to move water around our network of pipes to make sure all supplies are maintained, as work to repair one of our larger pipes in the area remains ongoing. We want to reassure everyone that our teams onsite and in our control centre are working around the clock to get things back to normal as quickly as we can.”

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