UPDATE: Louth and Horncastle rural areas ‘still without water’

Anglian Water
Anglian Water

Anglian Water has today (Tuesday) apologised to residents in the rural area surrounding Louth - and particularly Horncastle - which still have no running water or very low pressure following a water mains burst under the River Bain two days ago.

The company had hoped to complete the repairs yesterday, but the ‘complex’ nature of the repair work has resulted in the completion date being pushed back. It is now hoped that full service will be resumed in all households by the end of today.

Although some homes are still affected, Anglian Water has put measures in place to alleviate the problem in some previously-affected areas including Scamblesby and Hemingby, both of which are now receiving water from large tankers which is being fed directly into the water network.

Tankers are also feeding drinking water into homes in Tetford and Hagworthingham, albeit with slightly lower water pressure in some areas.

Properties on higher ground, or at the extremities of the water network, have been warned that they may need to wait longer until their water is resumed. There is also the possibility of ‘intermittent’ water pressures at peak times.

Scamblesby Primary School and Edward Richardson Primary School in Tetford are both closed today.

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