United Utilities says Blackburn customers should have running water again

United Utilities said water should be restored after the pipe burst yesterday (July 1) in Blackburn town centre.

The company also told residents to expect to see their employees walk out as there is still work to be done to resolve the issue.

At 5.01pm today, United Utilities released the following statement: ‘Just to let you know, all customers in the areas taps should now be flowing. However, you may still see us in the area overnight. . , as we still have work to do to complete the repairs to the burst pipe.

One of the streets where the water pipes burst

“We will of course come back to tidy up the area once we are done.

“We’re sorry if this causes any disruption, but we’ll try to keep it to a minimum. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

The pipe burst at the junction of Darwen Street and Jubilee Street, and both were closed to all traffic while repairs were made.

Borough residents have complained of low water pressure or no water at all.

Some businesses in the disaster areas had to close.

Ice Hussain of Iceberg Supplements said: ‘We had to close the business because water was gushing over the sidewalk.

“It flooded our business and the nearby Nybble IT store was also affected.

“It all started at 8.30am when another business came to open their store and informed us of the calamity happening outside our store.

“We are absolutely mortified by this as we are still trying to recover from the first incident of the car accident a few years ago and then having to be closed by Covid.”

A resident of one of the affected streets, Wensley Road, said he was without water for “several hours” yesterday.

He said at the time: “The pressure has gone down and we have no water at all now. It’s been that way for the whole street, I think.

“We have been without water for most of the afternoon.”

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