Residents across Old Harlow left with no water after main bursts

Communities / Tue 27th Dec 2022 at 08:59am

Update: 1800 hrs

Your water will be back on

We’re really sorry for the problems with your water today. We’ve fixed the burst water main and you’ll see your water flowing back to normal soon.

Appearance of your water

If your water is discoloured or cloudy, don’t worry this is normal. We know it doesn’t look nice, but it’s not harmful and you can help by running your cold tap until it’s clear. To find out more, please click here.

Update: Tuesday 1100 hrs

What’s happened so far

(20:00 Monday 26th) Technician on route to investigate.

(08:15 Tuesday 27th) Our repair team is on site continuing to repair the burst water main

(09:25 Tuesday 27th) Due to complications in repair works, site supervisor has called for extra support repair team to repair burst here.

RESIDENTS across Old Harlow have no water due to burst water main.

We will update this story during the day.

The message on the Affinity Water website is as follows:

WE ARE really sorry you haven’t got any water. We’ve been made aware of a burst water main on Hobbs Cross Road which may be causing this.

To find out if your streets affected, please click here

What we’re doing

Our repair team are on site and are continuing to repair the burst water main. As soon as we know how much longer this will take, we’ll let you know.

What you can do

Until we’ve sorted this, please avoid using your:

  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Electrical appliances that use water

If you still have water, we recommend you put some in your kettle or fridge for drinking in case your water needs switching off for the repair.

We’re really sorry about this, we’re working to get your water back to normal as soon as possible.

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2 Comments for Residents across Old Harlow left with no water after main bursts:

2022-12-27 09:50:31

Burst water main Hobbs Cross Road - First sign of water through road surface around 15:00 26/12/2022, Affinity Water notified and attended by 19:00. Affinity have been working through out the night

Michael Hatton
2022-12-27 14:07:47

Most of the roads around the area take a real hammering, and, action is never taken against the HGV drivers that regularly pound the roads to get to the farms in the very local vicinity. As far as we are aware, the roads are never policed, to protect us from these 55 tonne monsters that roar through here on a regular basis. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why the water mains are crumbling.

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