Burst main on Olympic Park leaves homes without water

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.


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"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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