Thousands of resident in the Newport and Ryde areas have lost their water supply tonight (Wednesday) as Southern Water isolate the mains to carry out an emergency repair.
The water company gave two-hour notice warning customers in the PO30 and PO33 postcodes could lose water altogether between 7pm and midnight as they make repairs to the vital network.
The New Blue Meadows Estate and hundred of other homes on Staples have been left high and dry with no supply and no provisions of bottled water available
Emergency works are also being carried at Stag Lane after a water main burst earlier on today – and at Dodnor Lane, where a large water Hundreds of homes appear to have been affected by the work so far but residents should be prepared just in case.
Southern Water apologises for the inconvenience caused and thanked customers for their patients.
Once the water supply is restored households may notice some discolouration – this will settle down after a few hours.