Water sprayed across road in Holtspur for more than 14 hours

Water sprayed across road for more than 14 hours

Water sprayed across road for more than 14 hours

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

WATER was spraying across a road in Holtspur for more than 14 hours earlier this week after an underground pipe was damaged by builders, Thames Water said.

The water started spraying from one side of the ride to the other in Mayflower Way at about 3pm on Tuesday, June 24.

Thames Water has told the Bucks Free Press it was caused after a builder, working on a new development on the road, accidently cut into it with a disc cutter.

They said: “We were called out to a burst main after a builder cut through a small section of pipe. Water supplies in the area were not affected by our repair work, which was completed in the early hours of Wednesday morning.”

Steve Amery, a resident on the road, said: “It is a building site these things often happen. It hasn’t really had much of an effect on us.”

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9:51am Fri 27 Jun 14

Dr Truth says...

BFP goes looking for 'water blighted' residents of Mayflower Way and finds only the non plussed Steve Amery, local media at its finest.
BFP goes looking for 'water blighted' residents of Mayflower Way and finds only the non plussed Steve Amery, local media at its finest. Dr Truth
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10:16am Fri 27 Jun 14

rem708 says...

A more important question is why was there a water main less than a foot underground (disc cutters won't cut over 10" if that!)
A more important question is why was there a water main less than a foot underground (disc cutters won't cut over 10" if that!) rem708
  • Score: 4

11:23pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

...and?


Yet another story to vanish into thin air, leaving many to wonder what happened next?
...and? Yet another story to vanish into thin air, leaving many to wonder what happened next? Mr Totterdge Hill
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