Leaking pipe repaired but may take up to 2 hours for the water pressure to return

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Some Wilmslow residents will have noticed that the water is coming out of their tap slower than usual, or may have gone off altogether.

United Utilities currently have one of their inspectors looking into this and will let us know as soon as they have identified the cause of the problem.

A spokesperson for United Utilities said "We're sorry about this and will try and get your taps flowing normally as quickly as we can. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know what's causing the problem."

Updated: 1.18pm

A leak on Benson Walk has been spotted and reported to United Utilities. Their inspector will be on site shortly to confirm if this is the cause of some of you having no water or just a trickle.

Updated: 3.20pm - Their inspector has confirmed that the leak on Benson Walk is the cause of the supply interruption in Wilmslow today. A team of engineers are on the way to begin repairs and get your taps flowing normally again.

A spokesperson for United Utilities said "In order to prevent any further wastage of water, our inspector has isolated the supply around the leak ready for our engineers to begin fixing the pipe."

Updated 5pm - Once the pipe on Benson Walk is fully exposed the repair will begin. Their inspector has isolated the supply around the leak to conserve water and prevent further damage. Unfortunately this means that some of you may have no water or just a trickle until the repair is complete.

Update 7.40pm - The team of engineers has finished repairing the leaking pipe on Benson Walk and the water should be starting to flow normally again. However it may take up to 2 hours for the water pressure to return to normal levels.

A spokesperson for United Utilities said "We're sorry if this has affected you and thank you for your patience. Because there's been some disturbance to the pipes in your area you may notice the water is a little cloudy or discoloured, please check our Discoloured Water page for more information."


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Nik Eastwood
Tuesday 11th September 2018 at 4:47 pm
I live on Colshaw and the water pressure is always low, its not possible to run a bath because it takes forever, I think its a ploy by the water providers to stop people using as much water. Good job we have a shower.
Stuart Redgard
Thursday 13th September 2018 at 4:56 am
#Nik

See https://bit.ly/2xaLlIR

and https://bit.ly/2NKeFR2

then call United Utilities on 0345 6723 723 (24-hours-a-day)

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