Angry Northampton resident "unable to wash clothes and flush the toilet" following water supply cut off

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

Monday, 19th December 2016, 12:20 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:12 pm
Angry Northampton resident "unable to wash clothes and flush the toilet" following three day water shortage. Photo credit: Google Maps.

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

It is understood that residents from the building have had to shower and clean their clothes elsewhere.

One frustrated resident, who does not wish to be named, told the Chronicle & Echo that Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA) attempted to repair the pipe on Friday but it could be another week before it is fixed.

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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 and flush the toilet.”

Another resident reportedly took to the shops to purchase eight litres of water so they could fill up their toilet system while another neighbour showered at Pure Gym on St Peter’s Way.