Some residents in Darwen have been left without water this morning (March 4) due to a water main issue.

United Utilities tankers have been seen in the area and a message was sent out to residents yesterday evening (March 3), saying these were pumping water into the network while they carry out a repair nearby.

Lancashire Telegraph: United Utilities in Wood Street, DarwenUnited Utilities in Wood Street, Darwen (Image: NQ)

The company also said they would be working through the night to fix the issue and try to make sure water supply was not impacted.

United Utilities’ website shows the problem area to be around Nancy Street and Entwistle Street and says they are currently investigating the problem.

They said: “We’re currently investigating an issue in the area which means you may have low water pressure.

"We’re really sorry for any inconvenience and hope to have your taps flowing again very soon. We’ll provide further updates once we know what is causing the problem.”

United Utilities are currently in Darwen pumping water into the mains in Wood Street. There are temporary traffic signals in place.

A United Utilities spokesperson, said: “Our teams are dealing with a burst water main on Market Street in Darwen. 

"Unfortunately, this means some customers may be experiencing poor pressure or no water.

"We have tankers in the area to inject water into the network to help keep taps flowing while we carry out the repair, and we apologise for any inconvenience.”

Some residents say they have been without water since Sunday evening, while others say low water pressure last night has turned into having no water at all this morning.

One resident said in a Facebook group: “They’ve been there for over 12 hours so it must be a bad one.”

Another said: “I contacted United Utilities and they said they are working on the leak on the main bus route through Darwen.”