UPDATE: Thousands left without water in Horsham

THOUSANDS of Horsham homes will be left without water today after a pipe burst last night.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Leechpool Lane near Roffey at around 9.30pm.

Fire crews pumped water into storm drains throughout the night.

A spokesperson for Southern Water said: “We wish to apologise for the problems and disruption caused to our customers following the burst of a 14inch water main in Leechpool Lane, Horsham.

“It is a priority for Southern Water to repair bursts as quickly as possible and we immediately sent crews out on site to resolve the problem. Our team has been working round the clock.

“We are hoping that water supply will be gradually restored to those affected areas by around 10-11 o’clock this morning.”

The added that approximately a thousand homes had experience loss of water supply with six properties having experienced garden flooding.

Southern Water are investigating the cause of the burst.

They said: “When the repair is completed and the water pressure is returned to normal, customers may notice some discolouration in their water. This is caused by harmless deposits that can build up in iron pipes and can be solved by running the tap until the water turns clear.”

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