WATER UPDATE: Water back on in Preston

STOPPED: United Utilities is investigating a problem with running water
STOPPED: United Utilities is investigating a problem with running water

United Utilities engineers have repaired a technical fault and water should now be back flowing in Preston.

Water had either stopped or was coming out slower than normal in the PR2 area after the water company said it suffered a minor technical fault in the water mains network.

A spokesman for water company United Utilities said that fault - that occurred at the Whitebull resevoir, near Longridge - affected less than 40 homes and apologised for any inconveniences the issue caused.

They said: “We traced the problem to a valve at one of our service reservoirs. It has now been fixed.

“Pressure was affected and a small number of customers lost water for a short time.

“We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.”

Earlier in the afternoon the water company posted this statement on their website:

"Our team of engineers has finished repairing the technical fault on our water mains network and the water should be starting to flow normally again. However it may take up to two hours for the water pressure to return to normal levels. We’re sorry if this has affected you and thank you for your patience.

"Because there’s been some disturbance to the pipes in your area you may notice the water is a little cloudy or discoloured, please check our ‘Discoloured Water’ page for more information."