Burst leaves homes dry
9:15am Monday 10th September 2012 in News
Water was gushing from the pipe and left about 300 properties in the Hart Common area without a supply.
Westhoughton South councillor, Anna-Marie Watters, who lives in Common Street, said: “The burst pipe was like a river. There were children playing in the water and in some points it was two-feet deep.”
Cllr Watters spoke to workers filling up a water tanker in Dobb Brow at 5pm and they agreed to take some of the water to residents in Hart Common.
They were able to fill jugs with water to keep them going.
United Utilities fixed the burst pipe and the water supply was restored on Saturday night.
A spokesman said: “People started to get their water back from about 7.30pm.”