Update: Anglian Water say water is now back on for all Lincolnshire homes affected

Anglian Water
Anglian Water

Thanks to continued work overnight, Anglian Water have said that all Lincolnshire homes that have been affected by a shortage of water should now have it back up and running again.

This follows thousands of homes across the Lincolnshire area being left without water for several days.

An Anglian Water spokesperson said: “All customers should now be back on and have water again thanks to the continued work overnight which has fully pressurised the system.”

Anyone who still has no water is being urged to contact Anglian Water immediately on 0800 145 145.

Anglian Water have said, further lack of water, may be due to ‘an air lock in the pipework as a result of the outage.’

They have WaterSafe approved plumbers standing by locally and will send them to investigate, free of charge.

The spokesman added: “As a result of the air locks we have been removing from the system, it’s possible your water could appear cloudy or white at any time over the next few days.

“This is just millions of tiny air bubbles trapped in the water and if you leave it to stand in a glass or jug it should quickly clear.”

For more information on cloudy or white water, please visit: www.anglianwater.co.uk/cloudy.

Anglian water tankers remain on standby both at Tetford School and near Flint Hill Water Tower, but are no longer being used to feed the system.

They will remain on standby until the permanent repair near Asterby is complete.

“For anyone who is still without water due to an individual issue, bottled water stations remain open today and showering facilities are also available at Meridian Leisure Centre in Louth,” The spokesman said.

“Our employees will be hand delivering apology letters later today, detailing the compensation we’re offering and including instructions on how to submit a business claim.

“We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding over this prolonged period.”