Hayling Island school closes after water failure

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A SCHOOL in Hayling Island has been closed today due to a water failure.

Mill Rythe Junior School, in Havant Road, announced it was closed for the day just before 8am because there is no access to water at the school.

Ian Limb, from Portsmouth Water, said the failure was due to a 10-inch water main bursting at around 4am this morning.

‘At 7.50am this morning we were contacted by the school who told us they had no water and we are now arranging to get an overland supply to the school,’ said Mr Limb.

‘We believe a small number of domestic properties may have also been affected.’

Mr Limb added that bottled water was being distributed to people in the affected area.

He said the cause of the burst is not yet known.

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