Burst water main leaves 12,000 properties with little or no water

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UPDATE From Severn Trent Monday 27th February 5pm – All supply now fully restored.

Just after 9pm last night (Sunday 26th February), people in Frankley and Rubery started reporting a loss of water pressure and many reported a complete loss of water supply.

According to Severn Trent Water, a burst 12″ trunk main in a field off Borrowdale Road in Northfield (near Trescott School) left around 12,000 properties in the B31, B2 and B45 areas with low water pressure or no water at all.

Homes from Barnt Green, Rubery, Frankley, Rednal, Northfield & Quinton have suffered loss of water or pressure.

Engineers have been working on the problem through the night and have so far restored supply to 3000 properties in Rednal. 9000 properties remain affected this morning.

Schools were also affected today with Reaside Junior School, Holly Hill Methodist CE Infant School and St James Catholic School closing.

Severn Trent Water said: “Engineers are working to get supplies back to the remaining customers.

“We apologise for the inconvenience caused but we are working to restore supplies as quickly as possible.”

Click the map below to which all areas affected:

From stwater.co.uk - click map to view full extent of problems

 

3.45pm –  Supply has now been restored to the majority of properties. A few in the Northfield area may still be affected but Severn Trent are continuing to work to provide a fully restored supply as soon as possible.

5pm – All supply now fully restored.

How have you been affected? 

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Confirmed School Closures Monday 27th February:

Forestdale Primary

Frankley Community High School (Opened but now closing – 9.45am – all parents will be contacted by the school asap so you may want to start making arrangements)

Holly Hill Infants

Reaside Juniors

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