Water supply restored to Hatfield - but it may be cloudy

PUBLISHED: 16:04 20 September 2017 | UPDATED: 18:19 20 September 2017

Some Hatfield residents woke up to flooding after a water main burst in Hatfield.
Picture: Sandra Davenport.

Some Hatfield residents woke up to flooding after a water main burst in Hatfield. Picture: Sandra Davenport.

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Affinity Water has offered advice to residents following disruption to the water supply in Hatfield due to a burst water main.

The burst water main in Bishops Rise was repaired this afternoon after some residents woke up this morning to find their front gardens flooded.

An Affinity Water spokesman said: “Should you experience any discoloured or aerated water which is not uncommon following a mains interruption, we recommend that you leave a mains fed tap running for approximately 5-10 minutes.

“Discolouration of the water is caused by small particles of iron which are within the mains and disturbed during interruptions.

“Cloudy water is caused by air that becomes trapped in the mains, neither of these are harmful to your health.

“Where it has been necessary to excavate the area we will continue to work with the local Highways Authority to return the road surface area to normal and ensure that the road or footway is safe for all vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

“This may mean that we have to maintain the site and any necessary traffic management until this is the case.

“We are sorry for the inconvenience caused by this incident and would like to thank our customers for their patience today.”


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