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Thames Water giving away free bottled water to residents affected by burst main in Bromley Common

PUBLISHED: 14:17 10 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:32 10 July 2017

Thames Water staff handing out bottled water to residents. Credit: Thames Water

Thames Water staff handing out bottled water to residents. Credit: Thames Water

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Biggin Hill Primary School remains closed as a result

Bottled water is available for collection now at:

- Recently restocked - Cudham Wyse Cricket Club, Cudham Recreation Ground, TN14 7QB

- Halstead Village Hall, TN14 7EX

- Youth Centre, Church Road, Biggin Hill, TN16 3LB

- Botley Hill Farmhouse, Limpsfield Road, CR6 9QH

Thames Water are currently handing out free bottled water as residents, businesses and schools are still left without water following a burst water main in Bromley Common on Friday, July 7.

A statement from the water suppliers, said: “There was a major burst on an important 18 inch pipe which we fixed late in the evening, however, we lost a large volume of water during this time.

“To restore your water we are continuing to divert water from other parts of our network to meet the increased need, added to by the weather.

“Of course we understand that this doesn’t help you right now, so we are distributing bottled water. We will have deliveries throughout the afternoon so please do keep checking back.

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“We’re really sorry about the situation, it couldn’t come at a worst time given the weather, but please be assured that this is the priority for us today, and every available member of Thames Water staff is working to return supply.”

Biggin Hill Primary School, and Charles Darwin School are closed today, as a result.

A Biggin Hill PS representative, said: “The school remains closed due to a loss of water. This is a Thames Water issue and as this impacts the health and safety, hygiene and food preparation needed to ensure our children are safe in school, we will be closed today. We will keep you udpated with progress on fixing the problem as soon as we can.”

A spokesperson from Bromley Council added: “Whilst schools local to Bromley Common are open (including Raglan), some schools in Biggin Hill are closed. Charles Darwin school and Biggin Hill Primary schools are closed whilst Oaklands Primary Academy is open for instance, albeit with reported low water pressure.

“It is not clear when the water pressure issue will be resolved but this is something that Thames Water are working on.

“Road surface repair work is continuing in Bromley Common, with this work expected to complete later this week, with Thames and Transport for London advising that the road may be able to re-open on Wednesday and we will confirm this when known.”

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