‘Welwyn residents may be left without water’, supplier warns

PUBLISHED: 17:03 01 May 2013 | UPDATED: 17:04 01 May 2013

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RESIDENTS in Welwyn may be without water tonight (Wednesday).

The problem may be caused by emergency water works in Carleton Rise and residents have been warned to conserve water to tide them over.

A spokesman for Affinity Water said: “Works are being undertaken to repair a leak in Carleton Rise and will be ongoing between approximately 9pm and midnight tonight, this is likely to cause low pressure or no water.

“The work has been scheduled at this time in order to ensure minimal disruption to water supplies and our customers in this area.”

Residents were also told not to use any electrical appliances that require a water supply, like washing machines or dishwashers.

The spokesman added: “Should you experience any discoloured or aerated water once your water supply is restored, we recommend that you leave a mains fed tap running for approximately 5 to 10 minutes.

“Discoloration 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.

“We apologise for the inconvenience and will aim to restore your supply to normal as soon as we can.”

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