Over 2,000 Rural Properties Without Mains Water

Over 2,000 Rural Properties Without Mains Water

Southern Water have been dealing with a incident for most of the day today (Saturday 22nd January) following a burst water main in the Hartlip area.

In a statement Southern Water confirmed to SFM News: "We are continuing to work on a burst in the Sittingbourne area and apologise to customers in some ME8, ME9 and ME10 areas who may be experiencing low pressure or loss of supply. We have re-routed the network and most homes should now have water again. We will be delivering bottled water to those on the Priority Service Register in the next few hours. If you or anyone you know needs support please call 0330 30 30 368."

It's believe that up to 2,000 are affected by the loss of supply.

Mike Whiting, local Newington resident and a Swale Borough Councillor told SFM: "it is unacceptable that residents have been left without a fresh water supply for most of the day so far. I have heard from other local residents looking after younger and older family members being left without the basic human right of a water supply. Some residents but not all received some water bottles earlier today but I think Southern Water should be looking at setting up Water Stations locally".

Affected residents can get the latest information at: https://www.southernwater.co.uk/help-advice/incidents-page.

We will keep you up-to-date with any further information as and when we receive details.

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