Burst water pipe in Clanfield is repaired by engineers overnight

ENGINEERS worked through the night to repair a broken water main after a major burst.

Friday, 18th January 2019, 7:44 am
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 5:43 pm
An engineer from Portsmouth Water helping to fix the burst pipe in Clanfield this morning. Photo: Portsmouth Water

The pipe cracked at about 8pm and affected homes across the Clanfield area.

Water could be seen gushing from the ground close to the burst.

Engineers from Portsmouth Water managed to restore the water supply by 3am this morning, completing all the repair work by 5am.

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It’s understood a small number of homes were affected, with some being left with low-pressure supplies for several hours.

Portsmouth Water has since apologised to customers for ‘any inconvenience’.

A spokesman added: ‘Due to the network, a few properties had low pressure but we don’t believe many properties were affected. 

‘We managed to effectively move the water around [the network].

Work taking place to repair the burst water pipe in Clanfield. Photo: Portsmouth Water.

‘The priority was to have it all repaired in time before anyone woke up which we did.’