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Welsh Water to investigate cause of Penarth burst pipe

A BURST water pipe in Penarth that impacted thousands yesterday has now been repaired. 

At around 4am on Monday, September 13 a water main burst at Elizabeth Court in Cogan which left residents and businesses without water for several hours. 

All public toilets were also closed, as confirmed by the Vale of Glamorgan Council. 

Welsh Water eventually repaired the burst pipe after hours of tankering and moving the water around the network to help deal with the issue. 

Penarth Times: The burst pipe appears to have also distorted the road. Picture: Martin Chorley The burst pipe appears to have also distorted the road. Picture: Martin Chorley

A spokesperson for Welsh Water said: “The repair to the burst main in Penarth was carried out by our teams throughout the day yesterday and into the night and was fully repaired in the early hours.

“Supplies were restored to all customers affected yesterday afternoon and we would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

“We will of course investigate the burst to understand what caused it”.

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Catherine Smith, a resident near the Northcliff/Paget Place area, said she had no water for a few hours and when she did it was “brown” and “foul smelling”.

Penarth Times: Welsh Water were out for hours repairing the water main. Picture: Martin Chorley Welsh Water were out for hours repairing the water main. Picture: Martin Chorley

However, she said that has now cleared but that the water pressure from a cold tap is “still very dodgy” and “jumping from low to high.”

Welsh Water added: “Following the repair work, some residents may notice that their water supply is discoloured or has a milky, cloudy appearance due to the water being aerated. 

“If you experience any discolouration, please run the supply from your cold kitchen tap for a while to help it clear.”

Reader Rachel Sproat said: “We’ve had no water and luckily it’s not effected our business. 

“Really feel for businesses in Penarth that have been forced to close, especially hospitality – staff shortages now no water. I hope they can gain some kind of compensation.”

Nicola Reekie said: “No water in Llandough.

“However so much gratitude for the all the people working to fix it as well as realising how much water I use to cook, clean.

“Very grateful for what we do have.”

 

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