Thames Water status updates LIVE: Schools forced to close as London suffers water outage and pressure problems
Schools have been forced to close and thousands of homes across London have been left without water or with low pressure after a ‘power supply problem’ at Thames Water plant.
The issue has been caused by a power supply problem that hit its Ashford and Hampton water treatment works in west London.
Thames Water initially said households in more than 50 postcodes had not water or low pressure, but this has since been changed to 35 areas in South West and West London. The firm has apologised and are working to fix the issue.
Schools in Twickenham and Richmond are among those to have confirmed they are closed this morning due to lack of running water.
Thames Water said the affected postcodes are: SW4, SW8, SW9, SW13, SW14, SW15, SW18, SW19, TW1, TW2, TW3, TW4, TW5, TW7, TW8, TW9, TW10, TW11, TW12, TW13, TW14, TW17, W1H, W1H, W1M, W1N, W2, W3, W4, W6, W7, W10, W12, W13, W14.
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Thames Water apologises for water outages and low pressure in parts of London
By Oliver Price
Thames Water has apologised to customers for the outages and low pressure caused by the power supply problem at their Ashford and Hamptom water treatment works in West London.
It wrote: ‘We’re really sorry if you have low pressure or no water. It’s been caused by a power supply problem which has affected our Ashford and Hampton water treatment works in west London.
‘We’re working hard to fix the issue and to get things back to normal.
‘We’ll provide further updates here as soon as we have more information.’
Thames Water publish list of postcodes affected by water outage
By Oliver Price
Thames Water has published a list of London postcodes, in South West and West London, affected by water outages.
The areas affected are: SW4, SW8, SW9, SW13, SW14, SW15, SW18, SW19, TW1, TW2, TW3, TW4, TW5, TW7, TW8, TW9, TW10, TW11, TW12, TW13, TW14, TW17, W1H, W1H, W1M, W1N, W2, W3, W4, W6, W7, W10, W12, W13, W14.
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