Tenants of Northampton flat block unable to wash clothes or flush the toilet for three days

Angry Northampton resident "unable to wash clothes and flush the toilet" following three day water shortage. Photo credit: Google Maps.

Angry Northampton resident "unable to wash clothes and flush the toilet" following three day water shortage. Photo credit: Google Maps.

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Residents of a Northampton apartment block have been left without running water for almost three days.

Over 200 flats of The Pinnacle complex in Woolmonger Street were left without water from around 9pm on Friday evening due to a burst pipe in the plant room.

Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA) have confirmed that their maintenance team was onsite over the weekend investigating the problem and have specialist repair engineers joining them today (Monday).

One frustrated resident said it could take another week before it is fixed.

The man said: “Since Friday at around 9pm the water in the whole building had gone down. There was a burst pipe in the plant room, I think that NCHA attempted to repair it. It came on and off a couple of times before it went off completely.

“Over the weekend was a nightmare, and there is no running water today (Monday). NCHA are sending somebody to look at it today but that could be longer. Theoretically, it could be another week.”

“Luckily my daughter went back to school today so at least she will have running water there. We're unable to wash our clothes or flush the toilet.”

One resident said they had bought eight litres of bottled water to fill up their toilet system, while a neighbour showered at Pure Gym on St Peter’s Way.

Lou Rudkin, communications manager for Nottingham Community Housing Association, apologised to all tenants and residents at The Pinnacle.

She said: "Our engineers are working hard to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, and staff are contacting all affected tenants and residents.

"Any tenants and residents who have been affected by these issues and who haven’t spoken to a member of staff are asked to call us immediately on 0800 013 8555."