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Leaked water amounts to a week's supply

Wellesbourne Airfield
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It has been suggested that the delay in repairing them is partly due to the conflicting gas works in Sheep Street.

Fraser Pithie, a retired Severn Trent senior manager, said based on his assumptions as much as 100,000 gallons of treated water could have gushed from the damaged pipe in Chapel Street. It will now follow into the river.

Mr Pithie said that was the equivalent of the capacity of the two underground reservoirs that feed Stratford town’s 27,000 homes. Combined, the two – one at the Welcombe Hills and the other at Bordon Hill – hold enough water for a week’s supply.

A spokeswoman for Severn Trent Water told the Herald last night: “We’re sorry to our customers in Stratford who have been affected by the water leaks in Chapel Street and Waterside. They aren’t affecting our customers’ water supply, however they have both proven very tricky to repair.

“We want to assure everyone that we’re working as quickly as possible to repair both leaks and get everything back to normal.”

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