Wednesday, 27 Sep 2023

Thames Water chaos as water cuts out across London with schools closed

Thousands of people have been hit by a mass water shortage across London with schools forced to close.

Thames Water have said that homes and schools across west and southwest London have been without water or low pressure. 

The problem has been caused by a huge power supply issue at the Ashford and Hampton water treatment works, with up to 30 postcodes affected so far.

Munira Wilson, the MP for Twickenham in south west London, said she is “alarmed” that some schools in her area have been forced to close and urged Thames Water to “sort this soon”.

Thames Water confirmed the following postcodes are affected: SW4, SW8, SW9, SW13, SW14, SW15, SW18, SW19, TW1, TW2, TW3, TW4, TW5, TW7, TW8, TW9, TW10, TW11, TW12, TW14, TW17, W1H, W1H, W1M, W1N, W2, W3, W4, W6, W7, W10, W12, W13, W14.

A spokesperson added: “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.”

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