1,500 Welsh Homes Without Water

Cold spell and Storm Emma still causing problems in Wales

Around 1,500 homes in Wales are still without water following extreme weather last week.

As the temperature dropped below zero, problems have been caused where frozen pipes thawed and burst.

Welsh Water said it is still trying to fix issues in Pembrokeshire, Gwynedd, and Anglesey.

It said it hopes to have everyone reconnected by this afternoon (Tuesday 6th March).

A statement from the company reads:

"We want to sincerely apologise to customers who are still seeing problems with their supply this morning – and we’re working to make sure we resolve any problems as soon as we can.

"We have been working to ensure our water treatment works continue working – but we are finding it difficult to keep up with demand to maintain supplies to customers. We have reduced the number affected from 6,000 to 1,500 and we can confirm supplies have been restored to Clydach Vale and Abertillery.

"Customers may still see discoloured water as supplies return, and we are asking customers not to leave taps running to help us refill the network quicker.

"However, we’re working to fix problems in the communities listed below.

"Some of the supplies will gradually have returned overnight but supplies will not be fully restored until the following times:

- Anglesey (Llanddona) - this morning

- Blaenau Ffestiniog - by early afternoon

- Synod Inn, Llandysul, Ffostrasol, Talgarreg in Ceredigion and Pencader in Carmarthenshire - by early afternoon

- St David’s / Solva – by early afternoon.

Again, we’re really sorry for the problems we’re seeing and thank you for bearing with us."

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