UPDATE: Bottled water to be distributed as shut off reaches 12 hour mark
UPDATE: Bottled water to be distributed as shut off reaches 12 hour mark.
BOTTLED water is to be distributed in parts of Swindon this morning as major problems with the supply look set to continue.
As of 7.30am, many homes and businesses across SN1 and SN3 had been without water for almost 12 hours.
Homes in some parts of Wroughton are also affected.
Homes and businesses were told that their water should be back to normal by midnight at the latest.
Refusing to rule out further stoppages, even for those whose supply has been restored for now, Thames Water said that bottled water supplies were en route to Swindon and due in the area by 8am.
Just after 9.30am, Thames Water informed residents via social media that water is available at Victoria House in Okus Road.
"We have now restored the water supply to the majority of the SN1 and SN3 areas that were affected yesterday evening.
While the absence of water has been frustrating for all those affected, it hit restaurants and bars in the Old Town area particularly hard.
Bank Holiday Sunday is a busy trading day and venues in the Wood Street and Victoria Road areas were packed with customers.