Posted: Sat 8th Dec 2018

UPDATE: Engineers have repaired the burst water pipe in Mold

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Dec 8th, 2018


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Update 12,30pm: Welsh Water has said the burst pipe in Mold which has caused problems to supplies in Flintshire has been fixed.

Engineers are now planning on how to fill the water main back up after it was fully drained to allow for the repairs.

Work continued overnight on what was described as a ‘challenging repair’ for engineers at the site next to the A541 on the outskirts of Mold.

Water supplies in Flint, Mold, Northop and Flint Mountain have been disrupted since Wednesday due to the issue.

Tanker loads of water have been brought into the area to keep supplies running.

Bottled water was also being delivered to those houses without running water.

A spokesperson for Welsh Water said:

“It’s been a difficult job given the weather and conditions on ground but thanks for bearing with us.

We’ll now need to plan how we start refilling the water main carefully.”


Earlier report: Welsh Water has said work on a water main which burst on Wednesday continues to be a ‘challenging repair’ for engineers.

The burst water main has affected water supplies in Flint, Mold, Northop and Flint mountain.

Engineers have once been at the site of the burst pipe overnight which is next to the A541 on the outskirts of Mold.

A Welsh Water spokesperson said: “We are continuing to tanker water into the area to maintain supplies, however if customers require bottled water, water is available to customers at the Tesco car park in Mold from 8am to 10pm.”

“This continues to be a challenging repair for our teams and we would like to thank you for your continued patience.”

There are also reports of a burst water main in Halkyn this morning, Saturday December 8.

Welsh Water website states:

“Our engineers are repairing a burst water pipe which supplies water to the Halkyn area of Holywell.

We aim to complete the repair and return all supplies to full pressure by later this morning.”

Drone footage shot above the A541 in Mold shows the size of the leak Welsh water have been dealing which left a large number of properties without running water.

Matt Hellen shared the footage on social media, it shows a huge leak from the burst pipe alongside Denbigh Road on the outskirts of Mold.

Hundreds of houses were left without water following the burst on Wednesday afternoon.

Since then Welsh Water has been bringing tanker loads of water into the area to keep supplies running.

Welsh Water said the sheer volume of water involved it has taken “significant time to drain down the water in the area.”

Bottled water is being delivered to those houses where water is still not running the water company says.

A Welsh Water spokesperson said on Thursday:

We have a burst on an important water main on the outskirts of Mold which impacted on water supplies to some of our customers in New Brighton, Bryn y Baal, Mynydd Isa and Soughton areas.

“Our team are working on site to fix the burst in very difficult and challenging weather conditions.

Due to high volumes of water, it has taken significant time to drain down the water in the area.

To keep customers on supply, we have moved water around the network and are using tankers to top up the network.

Extra tankers are also being brought in to help keep customers on supply.

“Majority of customers are on supply however they may experience low pressure and possibly intermittent supply.

We are contacting customers who have no water supply and arranging for bottled water to be delivered to them.

If there are any further customers that have no water, we would encourage them to contact us on 0800 052 0130and we will assist them.

Bottled water is also available to customers at the Tesco carpark in Mold.

“We will keep customers updated and will be updating our website and  social media.

We are really sorry for the inconvenience caused and for the delay in the repair.

If anyone has concerns about their water supply, we would ask they call our helpline on 0800 052 0130.”

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