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25,000 London homes left without water preventing washing of hands

by LLB Reporter
19th Mar 20 12:14 pm

Londoners woke up in Thursday morning to no water affecting around 25,000 people.

South West Londoners were left with no water and had to find another way to wash their hands, with more pressure added as thousands are now working from home.

Thames Water said in a statement they were treating the matter as an urgency and said several postcodes in South West and West London had either no water or low pressure.

Thames Water added, “Our specialist engineers are already on their way to investigate the problem, and they will be doing everything they can to get things up and running as quickly as possible.

“We’re really sorry if this has disrupted your day. We know this has happened at an especially difficult time and we understand the concerns you may have.”

One person took to Twitter and said, I awoke to no water and no electricity and therefore could not shower.

She tweeted: “So no power and water in SW6 of London – who is fixing this to help those who need to isolate?”

She added: “Currently no electricity in SW6 which also means no water as it gets to us via an electric pump.

“I need to shower after I come from working on the NHS frontline!”

Another Londoner said, “No electricity and water in SW6 London at 8am. What’s going on?”

Someone else tweeted, “Several thousand homes in West London including mine have NO running water and NO electricity as of this morning.

“This is just a total breakdown of trust of whoever is in charge.”

The postcodes affected by the water and electricity outage were; SW3, SW5, SW6, SW10, SW11 and W14.

Thames Water said, “We had a brief period for about 30 minutes when people had no water. It was caused by a valve problem.

“The water has come back on now. It was off for a maximum of 30 minutes.

“We are investigating what caused the problem with the valve.”

From Thursday morning London transport services are being scaled down and Londoners are being warned, “don’t’ travel unless you really have to.”

From Friday the Waterloo and City line will shut and the Night Tube service will stop on Fridays and Saturdays.

From today several other stations were closed, due to “operational restrictions,” up to 40 Tube stations across the London Underground that do not interchange with other lines are closed “until further notice.”

Is coronavirus the new deadly “disease X?” In February 2017 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a placeholder adopted name for any new unknown pathogen that could cause disease and a potential epidemic in the future.

The WHO called this “disease X” and was added to the list of blueprint priority diseases as a “known unknown” in 2018.

Coronavirus now officially called Covid-19 has already morphed from a mild to a deadly virus and is fast becoming a possible contender for “disease X.”

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