Water apology as mains burst shut school and hit 400 homes
400 homes in Brent Knoll, Rooksbridge and the surrounding area were
left with low water pressure and a village school was forced to
close on Wednesday (June 27th) following a water mains burst.
Knoll School sent home its pupils at lunchtime after it was left
with no tap water in the extreme heat.
Water spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Following a burst
main that occurred in Rooksbridge on Tuesday (26th June), we had
to temporarily turn the water off in the area to facilitate repairs
on the water main. This affected around 400 properties in the area."
our crew arrived to the site and started investigating the situation,
it became clear that the works would be problematic due to the location
of the burst, which was under the A38."
make sure that residents in the area were not without water, we
placed one bowser on the layby by the New Moon Inn in Biddisham,
and a second bowser on Chapel Road, Rooksbridge off the A38 later
in the evening."
the early hours of Wednesday, the water supply was restored in Rooksbridge,
albeit with low pressure which we increased during the day, by diverting
water from other sources. Meanwhile, the works on repairing the
damaged water main is on-going."
customers in Blackford, Brent Knoll, Highbridge, Watchfield, Edithmead,
Mark, Walrow and surrounding villages experienced low water pressure
or temporary loss of supply which is normal in situations like this."
points were set up for customers in the area to collect water.
would like to thank our customers for their patience and we apologise
for the inconvenience."
Knoll School spokesperson added: "Brent Knoll Primary closed
at lunchtime as Bristol Water informed the school that a local water
mains had burst and the school's supply of water was to be cut off."