Water supply in Peterborough fixed as engineers tackle Bourges Boulevard burst water main

Anglian Water engineers have restored the water supply to customers across the city as they deal with the burst water main on Bourges Boulevard.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 12:05 pm

Engineers have now located the exact source of the problem, and are working to fix the leak, so the road can be opened as soon as possible.

A number of residents across the city spoke of having low water pressure this morning.

An Anglian Water spokesperson said, “Our teams have now isolated the burst water main on Bourges Boulevard and are currently clearing the area of water. We will now begin our investigations into the work that will need to be done to complete the repair of the pipe and the road surface.

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Anglia water start work to repair a burst water main causes city chaos, Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough Monday 03 February 2020. Picture by Terry Harris. THA

“All properties will now have their water supply back to normal. We are currently working with Highways to assess the road to ensure it is safe for both road users and workers before we can open it again. Once again we would like to apologise for the disruption this has caused for traffic.”

The road remains closed in both directions while the repairs are made.

Drone footage of the area shows the normally packed Asda car park deserted as shoppers cannot get to the store.

Asda declined to comment when contacted by The Peterborough Telegraph.

Anglia water start work to repair a burst water main causes city chaos, Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough Monday 03 February 2020. Picture by Terry Harris. THA
Anglia water start work to repair a burst water main causes city chaos, Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough Monday 03 February 2020. Picture by Terry Harris. THA