Thames Water cuts off water supplies to Banburyshire villages

Thames Water has apologised to residents in Banburyshire villages after the firm cut off their water supplies. Picture by Gareth Fuller/PA Wire ENGPPP00120120319132639
Thames Water has apologised to residents in Banburyshire villages after the firm cut off their water supplies. Picture by Gareth Fuller/PA Wire ENGPPP00120120319132639

Thames Water officials have apologised to residents in the Great Bourton, Cropredy and Wardington areas for cuts to their water supplies over the weekend.

They say the problems were caused by storms on Friday night which led to power cuts which affected Thames Water’s ‘booster stations’.

“These are effectively pumps that push drinking water around the pipe network. The power cuts tripped the pumps so people were without water for short intermittent periods over the weekend while our engineers reset them,” said spokesman Sarah Sharpe.

“There have been no further reports of any issues this morning so it should all be back to normal.

“We’re sorry to customers who had intermittent water supply. The pipe network is now operating normally again”