Residents report loss of water in Chichester district after main is damaged

Selsey residents are reporting a loss of their water supply this afternoon because of a damaged main, Portsmouth Water has confirmed

According to several posts on social media, people in East Beach, Hanover Close, Burlington, Lingfield Way, Gainsborough Drive and Kingsway have been affected.

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A Portsmouth Water spokesman said contractors from a different company have damaged a 6” main.

He added: "We sent a network technician to area who has re-pressurised the main so any properties affected should see start water pressure gradually return to normal. We have a maintenance team on their way to repair."

A post on the water utility company's website said the damaged main is at Beech Road Junction, Marine Drive.

It added: "Whilst the initial incident would have resulted in parts of Selsey experiencing lower water pressure, our technicians have re-valved the area reducing the number of properties affected. However, there may still be a low number of customers within the area still without water to allow us to effect a repair.

"A repair team has been mobilized and we would expect normal service to resume later today.

"We apologise for any inconvenience and disruption and thank you in advance for your patience."

The problem was resolved at around 3.30pm.

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