Many residents in East Lancashire are without water after three unconnected water main bursts.

United Utilities have said that people in Blackburn, Darwen and Accrington may be without water or have low pressure because of the burst mains, but say that the incidents are not connected.

They have engineers on site at each location trying to resolve the issues.

A spokesperson for United Utilities said: “We’re currently repairing three separate burst water mains in the Blackburn with Darwen area. These are unrelated and our teams are on site carrying out the work.

“The latest updates will be posted on our website at

“We’re very sorry for any inconvenience caused and we thank customers for their patience in the meantime.”

On the United Utilities website, they say customers affected including those on BB3 and BL7 postcodes in Blackburn due to a leak on Roman Road.

The website says: “Just to let you know, repairs are underway and we will remain on site to progress with the work in your area.

“It's quite complex so it’s taking longer than we'd hope to carry out the work, but please be assured we are doing everything we can to get your taps flowing and toilets flushing again.

“Thank you for your patience and understanding whilst our team tackle the repair.”

In Darwen, United Utilities have said the cause of the issue is a leak on Snape Street.

The website says: “A leak has been spotted and reported to us on Snape Street and we can confirm this to be the cause of no water or low pressure in your area.

“We're on with it and our team will be in the area as soon as possible to get this fixed.

“Thank you for your patience, we hope to have things back to normal as soon as possible.”

In Accrington, they have said the leak is underground.

United Utilities said: “We have found the cause of no water or low pressure to be a leak in your area.

“Parts of our network sit underground, so we have to dig down to gain access to them.

“This can make it difficult to pinpoint the exact location of the leak, please be assured our team are working as quickly as they can.

“Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.”