Repairs to the 30-inches in diameter pipe that burst on Wheeler Street are underway. Seven Trent has already removed the broken pipe and have put the new section of pipe in place today (09/07).
A spokesperson from Seven Trent, said: “Our teams have dug out the broken pipe and have fitted the new section of pipe. We’re now working with all the relevant stakeholders to look at getting the road back to normal but, as you can imagine, it’s a big job that’s going to take some time. We currently believe that the earliest the road will be open will be Thursday.”
The water company reacted quickly to the incident on Saturday morning (07/07) and worked with Birmingham City Council, Amey and the emergency services to ensure the public were safe.
Severn Trent are pleased to say that all customers affected have their water supply back on, as supply was restored to last few customers on Saturday evening.
A spokesperson from Seven Trent, added: “Now that the water is back on, it’s possible that it might be a little murky. This is absolutely nothing to worry about and is simply caused by harmless sediment at the bottom of our pipes being stirred up by the burst. It will clear in time.
The burst pipe is 30-inches in diameter, and it was a big job to get everyone back on, so it did take us a little while. We know that there are a few customers who live really close to the burst pipe that have lower pressure than normal, and we want to reassure those people that the pressure will return to normal once the pipe is fixed.
There was flooding on Wheeler Street as a result of the burst, and we’d like to apologise to everyone affected by this. Please be assured that we’re committed to working with everyone affected to support them where we can.
We’d like to apologise again for the inconvenience caused and can assure everyone that we’re doing everything we can to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.”