A WATER company has said that houses in Rossendale may currently have little or no water this evening.

United Utilities said they were aware some customers in Rawtenstall, Haslingden and Helmshore may have no water or low pressure.

The water firm tweeted:"We're aware some customers in #BB4 #Rossendale may have no water or low pressure. We're sorry for the disruption caused and we'll keep you updated."

Resident Paul Spurr tweeted: "We have low water pressure at BB4, Crawshawbooth, Rossendale."

Householders first reported the problem at around 5pm today.

The water firm posted on their website that households may have noticed water is coming out of their tap slower than usual or may have gone off altogether.

It added: "We have one of our inspectors looking into this at the moment and as soon as we know what the cause of the problem is we’ll let you know.

"We’re sorry about this and will try and get your taps flowing normally as quickly as we can."