Blackburn homes and businesses left without water

Blackburn homes and businesses left without water

Blackburn homes and businesses left without water

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HOMES and businesses in the centre of Blackburn were left without water for several hours today.

Water supplier United Utilities received 29 calls from residents and businesses, reporting no water and low pressure from 10am.

The water company investigated and found a fault with a pressure valve in Haslingden Road.

Water was restored just after 3pm but United Utilities was unable to confirm how many people had been affected in total.

A spokesman from the supplier said: “We received a lot of calls about this incident from 10am this morning when people reported having no water and low pressure in their homes.

“We attended the scene and our engineers discovered that there was a fault with a pressure valve.

“We were able to restore water shortly after 3pm but we are still on site carrying out repairs.

“We are unable to say exactly how many people were affected by the fault but it would have only affected a small section of the BB1 postcode.”

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4:37pm Sat 15 Feb 14

mmickk says...

With stories like this is it any wonder if anyone buys your paper?
With stories like this is it any wonder if anyone buys your paper? mmickk
  • Score: 7

6:05pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Just an observer says...

And? my tv aeriel was blown over Wed evening in the strong winds, who's bothered about that then?
And? my tv aeriel was blown over Wed evening in the strong winds, who's bothered about that then? Just an observer
  • Score: 9

6:27pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Steven Seagull says...

Most homes in Blackburn don't have water, electric, gas or an inside toilet.
Most homes in Blackburn don't have water, electric, gas or an inside toilet. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -10

7:07pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Just an observer says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Most homes in Blackburn don't have water, electric, gas or an inside toilet.
Ha ha, mine does & i can see my toes.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Most homes in Blackburn don't have water, electric, gas or an inside toilet.[/p][/quote]Ha ha, mine does & i can see my toes. Just an observer
  • Score: 7

8:09pm Sat 15 Feb 14

sen c b l says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Most homes in Blackburn don't have water, electric, gas or an inside toilet.
That's y I called u previously a caveman!

Ha Ha Ha
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Most homes in Blackburn don't have water, electric, gas or an inside toilet.[/p][/quote]That's y I called u previously a caveman! Ha Ha Ha sen c b l
  • Score: 2

9:31pm Sat 15 Feb 14

adamdesk says...

what a piture
what a piture adamdesk
  • Score: 0

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