Schools closed and bottled water given away as thousands of home across Devon left without water
Thousands of homes in Devon are left without water this morning after sever weather has led to burst water mains across the county.
South West Water said their staff are working around the clock to maintain essential services to customers following an unprecedented number of burst water mains following the severest weather in the region for many years.
Bursts are currently affecting customers in the Exwick region of Exeter where customers may be experiencing interruptions to their water supplies.
Three schools are closed because of the issue.
Route 39 Academy in Clovelly, Silverton Church of England Primary School and Exwick Heights School in Exeter are all closed due to no supply.
Exwick Heights school has confirmed it is closed until lunchtime due to the issue.
Jo Ecroyd, South West Water’s Customer Services Director, said: “We would like to apologise to our customers, thank them for their patience and reassure them that we are doing everything we can in this difficult situation”.
“Whilst South West Water engineers deal with the burst bottled water will be made available from 0600am at the following locations and supplies will be delivered to vulnerable customers” Costcutter, Kinnerton Way, EX4 2PR Outside 249 Farm Hill EX4 2ND Kinnerton Way, Farm Hill Entrance EX4 2LR Winchester Avenue (Nr Tescos) EX4 2DQ Costcutter, Isleworth Road EX4 1QT Outside 48 Gloucester Road EX4 2EF Entrance to Poppy Close EX4 2NZ “Again we would like to thank all of our customers for their patience we are working as fast as we can to return to normal service.” “We would also ask customers that do have water to save some until normal service resumes and check that their garden taps are turned off and not using water.
Updates will be made available on the South West Water website and social media as soon as they become available.
Western Power Distribution has also reported power outages in the Higher Exwick Hill and Moorland Way areas of Exwick, as well as Rosebarn Avenue off Pensylvania Road.