Welwyn burst water main repaired

PUBLISHED: 12:45 16 March 2016 | UPDATED: 12:47 16 March 2016

Wilshere Road experienced no water this morning.

Wilshere Road experienced no water this morning.


The burst water main in Welwyn has been ‘successfully’ repaired.

Affinity Water has announced that the burst water main in Wilshere Road has been successfully repaired and residents will have full restoration of their water supply within the next 30 minutes.

Affinity Water advises residents: “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.”

Affinity Water added: “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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