A burst water main in Ruislip has caused a water outage in the north east of the borough.

The disruption is due to a burst at the junction of Breakspear Road and Ducks Hills Road which was confirmed by Affinity Water at around 9am on Wednesday morning (March 8).

Areas affected included Ruislip, Pinner and Northwood and some residents have reported a complete water outage while others are experiencing low pressure.

An Affinity Water technician is said to be on site.

We will bring you rolling updates of the outage below.

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Wrapping up the blog for the day

Time to wrap up today’s coverage of the burst water main in Ruislip.

Affinity are still working on fixing the issue but have managed to restore water with lower pressure.

We will update in the morning if the issue is still ongoing.

Affinity repair team still on the scene

Affinity’s repair team are still on the scene according to the company.

The most recent update, posted just before 4pm, said: “Our repair [team] remain on site and work to fix the damaged water main is still underway.

“We will provide an update and estimate on when this work should be completed as soon as one becomes available.

“We thank you for your continued patience.”

Latest from Affinity

This is the latest statement from Affinity, posted on their website: “Our repair team are on site and work to fix the damaged water main is now underway. We will provide an update and estimate on when this work should be completed as soon as one becomes available.

“Throughout this repair we will continue to divert water from other areas, however this may be at a lower pressure than normal.

“We are sorry for any disruption to your supply and thank you for your patience.”

Pictures show flooding nearby scene of burst water main

Pictures have emerged showing flooding in Bury Street, near the scene of the burst water main.

The burst water main was first reported on Wednesday morning (March 7)
The burst water main was first reported on Wednesday morning (March 7) (Image: Anne Collyer)

It is unclear if the flooding is linked to the burst main but residents suspect there has not been enough heavy rain to cause it.

Flooding has been seen near the spot of the burst water main
Flooding has been seen near the spot of the burst water main (Image: Anne Collyer )

Affinity Water are still unable to give an estimated fix time but said a repair team is on the scene.

Affinity Water technicians are dealing with the incident
Affinity Water technicians are dealing with the incident (Image: Anne Collyer )

Water should be restored

Affinity Water have confirmed that water should be restored to the area while the burst water main is repaired.

There is still no update on when the issue will be completely resolved, but Affinity said they would be issuing an update at around 1.50pm.

Do no use appliances needing water

Affinity Water have asked that residents affected do not use electrical appliances that use water.

This is to save water from storage tanks in case water flow is interrupted.

There is still no time estimate for when it will be back to normal.

No time estimate for when water will be back on

Affinity Water said at around 9am that a technician was on the scene but they have not given an estimated time for repairs.

An update from the company is expected around 11am.

A statement from Affinity said: “We currently have had reports of a burst water main on the junction of Breakspear Road and Ducks Hill Road which may be affecting you. Our technician is on site investigating the issue and a further update will be provided as soon as possible.”