Billington water leak fixed

Engineers from United Utilities have finished fixing a water leak in Billington, which was detected before 9am today.

Tuesday, 8th May 2018, 5:17 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th May 2018, 5:21 pm
The problem has been resolved

Householders in the Painter Crescent area had been experiencing no water or very poor pressure since this morning.

Engineers were dispatched immediately to fix the leak.

A spokesman for United Utilities said: "Our team of engineers has finished repairing the leaking pipe on Painter Crescent and the water should be starting to flow normally again. However, it may take up to two hours for the water pressure to return to normal levels. We’re sorry if this has affected you and thank you for your patience.

"Because there’s been some disturbance to the pipes in your area you may notice the water is a little cloudy or discoloured, please check our Discoloured Water page for more information."

A similar problem with water was detected last week and engineers spent hours finding a solution to the problem.

Ward councillor Ged Mirfin said: "It's just not good enough. I'm calling for greater engagement between United Utilities and Ribble Valley Borough Council, particularly when it comes to planning applications and new builds as there seems to be a problem locating old pipes underground."