Thousands of residents across parts of East London still have issues with their water following a “major” burst pipe.
Residents across parts of East London have been told on Wednesday morning that they will continue to experience low pressure due to a burst pipe in Hackney Marshes.
Thames Water said, “We’ve worked to improve the water supply situation overnight following yesterday’s burst pipe, and pressure is starting to build across our network.
“It’s likely some homes will continue to experience low pressure and this may come and go, particularly during the period of high demand early this morning.
“However, we expect supplies to improve as we move towards midday.”
At a Tesco store in Leytonstone a shopper posted a video showing people rushing to buy water and clearing shelves.
the absolute scenes in east london rn (leytonstone tesco) as people stockpile water pic.twitter.com/KsWMAQVCTd
— kenza ♡ (@kenzaGQ) October 6, 2020
Residents took to social media and Joshua Garfield wrote on Twitter, “I understand that this is a unique problem but 24+ hours without water for much of East London is unacceptable.”
Thames Water said that due to high volume of calls, they are “prioritising assistance for vulnerable customers and hospitals.”