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Burst main on Olympic Park leaves homes without water

PUBLISHED: 11:27 26 March 2010 | UPDATED: 15:46 05 October 2010

Water gushes from burst main on Olympic park, pic by Kieron Yates

Water gushes from burst main on Olympic park, pic by Kieron Yates

HOMES across parts of East London are without water after a 42 inch water main burst on the Olympic site today. Residents in Bethnal Green and Stepney have reported a lack of water after the main burst and gallons of water gushed into the canal. Kiero

HOMES across parts of East London are without water after a 42 inch water main burst on the Olympic site today.

Residents in Bethnal Green and Stepney have reported a lack of water after the main burst and gallons of water gushed into the canal.

Kieron Yates who lives in Roach Road, Hackney Wick, opposite the site said: "It happened near the area where they wash soil debris. It's like a cascade of water running for 100 yards to the canal at the river Lea."

A Thames Water spokeswoman said: "Following a burst on a 42 inch water main within the Olympic Park site, customers in east London may be experiencing loss of water supply or reduced water pressure.

"We are carrying out urgent repairs and expect to fully restore supplies by 1pm. We are investigating the cause of the burst.

"We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.


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