25 homes left without water as pipe bursts

Water main burst on the Maylands Avenue Industrial Estate, Hemel Hempstead PNL-150406-153919009

Water main burst on the Maylands Avenue Industrial Estate, Hemel Hempstead PNL-150406-153919009

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A utility company has apologised to its customers after a burst water main in Hemel Hempstead, leaving 25 homes without water on Thursday afternoon.

Engineers from Affinity Water began work to repair a 15-inch water main at Swallowdale Lane on Wednesday, but when they went to move a redundant gas pipe the existing split expanded. Around 25 nearby homes lost their water between 1.30-2.30pm.

A spokesman for the company said: “We would like to apologise for any inconvenience, and to thank customers for their patience whilst we carried out these vital repairs.”