Homes left without water

A NUMBER of homes in Martham were still without water this afternoon after a water main burst.The ruptured pipe, just off the A149 Catfield bypass, was discovered about 5am.

A NUMBER of homes in Martham were still without water this afternoon after a water main burst.

The ruptured pipe, just off the A149 Catfield bypass, was discovered about 5am.

More than 200 households in Martham, Ludham, Potter Heigham and Catfield were left with no water or extremely low water pressure while engineers worked to fix the problem.

Anglian Water engineers had hoped to restore the water supply by lunchtime.


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Shops in Martham are reported to have sold out of bottled water as a result of the taps running dry.

Peter Stockbridge was amongst villagers waiting for the supply to be restored.

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He said: “We were told the leak would be fixed by mid-morning, but still have no water hours later.”

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