Posted: Fri 7th Dec 2018

Drone footage shows huge leak from Mold burst mains pipe which left many without water

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Dec 7th, 2018


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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 today, it shows a huge leak from the burst pipe alongside Denbigh Road on the outskirts of Mold.

The road was closed yesterday between its junctions with the Dreflan and Blackbook, it reopened this morning.

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.

Some households are still without water two days after the initial problem was first reported.

Welsh Water say 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:

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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