Burst main cuts Wellington water supply

Last updated 10:32 01/07/2013

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Water has been restored to hundreds of Wellington homes affected by a burst water main, including two streets which were left without water until midnight last night. 

A Wellington City Council spokesman said water was flowing again in the suburbs of Newlands, Woodridge, Paparangi and Churton Park by 9pm on Sunday. 

The council confirmed that houses near the location of the burst, at the intersection of Bracken Rd and Oswald Cres in Newlands, had water again this morning. 

‘‘The water is back on but some people will have low water pressure for a while because they (council staff) can’t turn it back on full-blast in case they break the main again, so they’re slowly bringing the pumping station back up to normal.’’

People should run their cold water taps for 20 minutes if the water is dirty or discoloured, the spokesman said.

The cause of the burst is being investigated. 

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- Fairfax Media

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