Thousands left without water

Several thousand homes where left without water this morning as engineers tackled a problem with a fire hydrant.Residents of Elmswell, near Bury St Edmunds, were desperately filling kettles and saucepans from 11.

Will Clarke

Several thousand homes where left without water yesterday (thurs) morning as engineers tackled a problem with a fire hydrant.

Residents of Elmswell, near Bury St Edmunds, were desperately filling kettles and saucepans from 11.30 when the taps ran dry without warning.

A spokeswoman for Anglian Water said: “We had received reports of no water in Elmswell. We believe it was connected to emergency work being carried out on a fire hydrant and supplies were restored after an hour.”

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