Live Southern Water updates after a burst main in Sittingbourne leaves 5,000 homes without water

As many as 5,000 households across Sittingbourne have been without water for more than 24 hours, Southern Water has confirmed.
Despite the water company assuring its customers that the network is refilling, some people have been without running water for hours.
Sittingbourne Cllr Mike Whiting said he received this response from Southern Water when he emailed them personally: "We have inspectors in the local area arranging for the delivery of bottled water to elderly and vulnerable customers.
A burst main also caused water chaos across Crowborough and East Sussex yesterday and some parts of Ashford (March 4).
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We apologise to our customers in Sittingbourne who are still without water.
Thanks for your patience while we work hard to fix the issues and please keep checking our online pages for updates.
To all our customers in the #Sittingbourne #Kent area.
The network is refilling and re – pressurising, your water supply might be at a low pressure to start with.
We apologise to any customers in the Sittingbourne, Kent area who may have had a loss of supply or low water pressure.

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