Leak to pipe affects water supply in whole of Needham Market

Needham Market High Street. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Needham Market High Street. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Anglian Water has apologised to customers in Needham Market after a leak to a supply pipe affected the whole town’s water supply this afternoon.

A number of homes were left without water while others experienced low pressure for two hours due to the leak in Ipswich Road.

Engineers were called at 2.30pm and had managed to fix the leak by 4.30pm, but there were reports of bottled water supplies in the town’s shops running low.

Anglian Water assured residents who may continue to experience low pressure that the pipe is now fixed and will soon be back to normal.

A spokeswoman for Anglian Water said: “We are really sorry for any inconvenience to customers.

“The problem was due to a leak on a pipe which supplies the town and could have affected the whole of Needham Market whether that was no water or low water pressure.

“Our engineers acted quickly and managed to fix the leak in two hours. Customers may still be experiencing low pressure but that will soon be back to normal.

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“For residents who currently have cloudy water, this is due to air in the pipe and our advice is to run the tap for a few minutes to allow the water to clear.”

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