Burst water pipe causes hundreds to be left without water

Updated, here’s the latest statement from Severn Trent Water: “We’re happy to say that all water supplies should now be back on in Birmingham although some people may be experiencing low pressure. The water pipe that burst at School Road is being repaired and we’re now working hard to get everything back to normal. As the burst pipe is in the middle of the road, unfortunately we do need to close the road to allow our teams to work safely and to keep road users safely away from the work area. Again we’d like to apologise for any disruption this may cause.”

Severn Trent Water has apologised to local residents this evening after a burst water pipe has left hundreds without water and thousands with disruption.

The 30inch pipe, one of the largest in the companies network burst just after 7:30pm on Friday causing Priory Road and surrounding roads to flood.

Pictured: Flooding at the junction of School Road and Priory Road just after 9pm Friday evening

Firefighters from Haymills and Billesley were called to the scene to help make the area safe for members of the public and help prevent nearby homes from flooding.

A spokesperson from Severn Trent Water said: “The problem is on one of our 30in pipes, which is one of the largest in our network, and we’re looking to isolate it so we can move water around our network in a different way to get everyone back on supply as quickly as we can, while also bringing in water in tankers to inject directly into our pipes. We expect that this will get supplies back on for all or most people which should allow us more time to actually fix the pipe.”

“We know how difficult it is to have no water, and we’re sorry for the inconvenience this may be causing. We’d like to reassure our customers that we’re doing everything we can to get the water supplies back on as soon as we can.”