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Water company pledges repair bill support after pipe burst

By Jamie Brassington | Tipton | Property | Published:

A water company has said it is supporting homeowners with repair bills after a burst water pipe flooded homes in a Black Country street.

The scene after the pipe burst in Tipton

Residents in Park Lane West, Tipton, have been left counting the costs after gallons of water was sent pouring out on Monday.

One house partially collapsed while other homes and back gardens were flooded.

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Pete Aspley, wholesale service delivery director at South Staffs Water, said: “We are working really closely with all our customers to ensure that they have everything they need, including providing temporary accommodation.

"Repairs to the homes will be covered by insurance and we are in contact with the insurance companies to make sure claims go through as smoothly as possible.

"We know this is a very distressing time for the people involved and we are continuing to support them in any way we can.”

Meanwhile parts of Tipton Green Junior School was left underwater by the burst earlier this week.

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Pupils were only allowed back in from Thursday.

Contractors have been on site this week repairing the flooded classrooms.

Wet carpet tiles have been removed while electric fans have been used to dry classrooms and corridors.

Staff used furniture as make-shift barriers to try and stop the flooding, with wet pillows still stacked outside one classroom.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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