Water supply will not return to Thanet properties tonight following burst at Rumfields tower

Southern Water at the Rumfields burst Photo Neal Parton

The lack of water due to a significant burst at Rumfields water tower will not be fixed by tonight (December 19), says Southern Water.

Properties in Broadstairs, Manston, Margate and Ramsgate -post codes  CT9, CT10, CT11 and CT12 have been without water since early this morning due to the burst at the Rumfields.

A Southern Water spokesperson said two bottled water stations are now operating and stagff will be working to fix the issues throughout the night.

The added: “Our teams have been working throughout the day and will continue through the night to fix the burst water main and return supply to our customers in the Broadstairs, Manston, Margate and Ramsgate areas of Kent. The burst is in a particularly difficult place and the repair is complex which means that water will not be back in supply tonight. 

“We are deeply sorry for the distress and inconvenience that this is causing.  

Bottled water sites will remain open at Dane Court Grammar School, CT10 2RT until 9pm and Asda Broadstairs CT10 2NR until 10pm tonight and will then be open again in the morning.

“We’ve delivered bottled water to almost all those vulnerable customers on our Priority Services Register, and these deliveries are continuing this evening. If you require urgent access to this service, you can sign up for emergency deliveries by calling us on 0330 303 0368.”

Bottled water stations

Dane Court Grammar School, CT10 2RT until 9pm

Asda Broadstairs CT10 2NR until 10pm 

Both to reopen again in the morning.  

Properties without water due to ‘significant burst’ at Rumfields