Water supplies to 11,500 homes in Wallasey, Leasowe and Moreton to be switched off overnight on Thursday
May 19 2010 by Lorna Hughes, Wallasey News
WATER supplies to 11,500 homes in Moreton, Leasowe and Wallasey will be cut off overnight tomorrow (Thursday, May 20).
United Utilities says it needs to carry out essential work to repair a leak on a main pipe in Reeds Lane, Moreton.
Supplies will be switched off at 8pm and should be restored by 6am on Friday.
Notices will be delivered to properties affected by the shut-off.
United Utilities’ network team leader David Bates said: “We have explored other options of repairing but unfortunately we are unable to carry out repairs safely whilst the pipe is pressurised.
“We have considered re-routing supplies to customers from a different part of the network but it is not possible to do so without an unacceptable risk of discolouration.
“This has left us with no choice but to shut off the main and complete the repair.
“We are leaving it until as late as we possibly can on Thursday night to carry out this essential work so customers’ supplies won’t be affected at teatime – whilst making sure we have water back on in time for Friday morning.
“We will ensure that vulnerable customers in the area are looked after and we would ask that people across the areas affected use water wisely on Thursday evening.”
Reeds Lane will be closed until the work is completed. Linkyy