Schools forced to closed down, thousands of homes are left without water as water supply is cut off across London.

Water Supply Disruption Hits Thousands of London Homes

A significant water supply disruption has hit tens of thousands of homes across London, leaving residents without water or with low water pressure. Additionally, schools have been forced to close due to this issue. The problem stems from a ‘power supply problem’ that occurred at a Thames Water plant, impacting numerous postcodes in the city.

Affected Areas and Cause

Over 30 postcodes in London, including areas like Twickenham, Wembley, Putney, Richmond, Southfields, Hampton, Uxbridge, and White City, have been affected by this water supply problem. The issue originated from a power supply problem at Thames Water’s Ashford and Hampton water supply treatment works in west London. Hounslow Council also reported instances of no or low water supply in parts of their borough.

Thames Water’s Response

Thames Water has acknowledged the situation and is actively working to resolve it. The water utility company is hopeful that water supply will be restored by Wednesday and is taking measures to provide support to hospitals, given the widespread impact on residents. Thames Water expressed their apologies to affected customers and pledged to provide updates as more information becomes available.

Impacted Postcodes

The postcodes affected by this water supply disruption are as follows: CR4, E5, E8, EC1V, KT1, KT2, KT3, KT8, HA0, N1, N15, N16, N17, NW1, NW2, NW10, SE1, SE11, SE16, SE17, SW4, SW8, SW9, SW13, SW14, SW15, SW18, SW19, TW4, TW5, TW7, TW8, TW10, TW11, TW12, TW14, TW17, UB1, UB2, UB6, W1H, W1H, W1M, W1N, W2, W3, W4, W6, W7, W10, W12, W13, W14.

Residents and Schools React

Residents in the affected areas have taken to social media, calling for more information from Thames Water and urging a swift resolution to the problem. Some have expressed the inconvenience of not having access to water for daily necessities like showering and making coffee.

Several schools have also confirmed closures due to the water shortage. The Vineyard School in Richmond, for instance, had to close its doors due to the lack of running water, prompting parents to collect their children.

Political Response

Local MPs, including Munira Wilson and Sarah Olney, have voiced their concerns about the issue, with some schools in their constituencies having to shut down. They have called on Thames Water to address the problem promptly.

This situation remains a developing news story, and further updates are expected.

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