A Southern Water team has been called to deal with a burst main in Margate.
The burst is in Millmead Road and was first reported at 5am.
A Southern Water incident report says: “We are aware of a burst in CT9 3QN, Millmead Road, Margate. Our team is on the way to investigate and make the necessary repairs.
“Sometimes repairs take longer than we’d like, as we need to complete numerous checks and tests. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we thank you for your patience.”
The team is due on site later today.
Resident and mum Abbie Small said the flooding was “the worst (she) has ever seen it,” adding that the area in Lyminge Way was so deep she couldn’t even see the kerb (pictured above).
We're aware of a burst at CT9 3QN, Millmead Road, Margate. Our team has investigated and we will be on site later to make the necessary repairs. Sorry for inconvenience. More info: https://t.co/YlIbsJFPUb
— Southern Water (@SouthernWater) June 9, 2019
The incident follows a ‘major burst’ in Broadstairs yesterday (June 8) where properties, gardens and Rumfields Road were flooded. Southern Water workmen were on the scene all day until past 11pm repairing the problem and have returned today (June 9).
UPDATE: 11.05am– The affected main in Millmad has been isolated and all customers are back in supply,
Is the old water mains up to it could we soon see major road works laying new mains?
what a waste, hopefully fixed quickly
Every time it rains our water system cannot cope the other night roads were flooded and pavements… Time southern water went up Swanee river
The pipes that burst are not waste water pipes. They are fresh water. The rainfall has nothing to do with this burst.
We live in Donnahay Road, Ramsgate, the water is coming through tap very chalky, cloudy looking. Is it safe to drink if boiled first?
You will need to run it a bit until it clears!