June 12, 2011
pressure could be hit again in Burnham-On-Sea this week
in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have been warned that they may
experience low water pressure over the next few days as maintenance
work takes place.
Water says specialist teams from its water mains flushing programme
will be working at night in the Burnham and Highbridge area each night this week through to Friday morning (June 17th).
The firm says the "routine work" to clean and clear
the mains has nothing to do with the problems caused by a burst
water main in Burnham last weekend, which led to disruption.
addsd that the flushing is part of preparatory work to install
a new valve on Burnham's water network to protect customers
supplies during main diversionary work for a new development.
"There is a chance that while the flushing is in progress
some customers may have reduced water pressure, but this should
not last more than a few minutes. We do not expect anybody to
lose supplies," Bristol Water spokesman Jeremy Williams told
"The crew will be working from 11pm and will finish
at about 6am each day. The work will start with the flushing of
Highbridge Road and will then continue in Burnham Road, Highbridge.
essential work has been planned for many months."