A busy village in South Devon this morning had its water supply restored after almost 24 hours being cut off.

Shaldon lost its supply when a water main burst just before 6am on Thursday.

A day later, South West Water say the supply to around 300m homes has been restored.

A South West Water spokesman said: “South West Water staff worked through the night to repair the burst main at Higher Ringmore Road in Shaldon. Supplies to affected customers were restored in the early hours of this morning.

 

“South West Water apologises for any inconvenience.”

Water was reported to be pouring down Lamberts Lane from a reservoir on Higher Ringmore Road. The outage was said to be affecting much of the village.

At 5pm – 12 hours after the problem started – a statement said: “Due to the challenging nature of the repair, it is taking longer than anticipated. We will provide a further update as soon as more information becomes available.”

 

People reporting they had no water included Cafe ODE, The Ness, Coast View, Dunmore, Broadlands, Commons Lane and Platway Lane.

The village centre was unaffected around The London Inn and The Clifford – but on the hill above the river many people were contacting SWW asking when supplies would be restored.

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