Residents were left high and dry after a burst water pipe affected their water supply for three days.
The pipe in Evelyn Close, Ruislip, burst twice, and residents were kept awake at night as workmen battled to repair the damage last week.
Gardens were flooded and householders could not use washing machines or flush toilets. Those living in neighbouring Elmbridge Drive, Ruislip were also affected.
Linda Elam, 63, of Evelyn Close, said: "We've had a lot of burst pipes around here, it would be very inconvenient for families."
Those with children found themselves worst hit as the sporadic trickle of water which did come through proved of little benefit.
One mother, who did not wish to be named, said: "Since Monday morning it has stopped us having baths and using washing machines, we can't flush the toilets.
"So the kids cannot use the toilet, water leaked on to the road on Monday morning but by time the water company came six hours later we had flood-water in the gardens."
Another mother living on Evelyn Close remained fairly upbeat despite the inconvenience. She said: "We've just managed really, there is nothing you can do.
"One night we were awake all night because of the drilling, but the men were just doing their job."
The water supply resumed to normal on Thurday just after noon.
A spokesman for Three Valleys Water said: "We would like to apologise to customers in Evelyn Road, Ruislip, for any inconvenience caused when their water supply was interrupted. Unfortunately the water main burst twice in different locations, once on Monday and again on Thursday.
"Repairs were also complicated because the water main was under-neath a tree and had to be diverted, which meant that engineers worked throughout the night to complete the repair.
"We would like to thank people for their patience."