Newtown Burst Water Main Repairs Will ‘Cost Thousands’

Newtown Burst Water Main Repairs Will ‘Cost Thousands’

BBC News

Flood water affected about 100 properties in Wheeler Street, Newtown, Birmingham on Saturday, leaving thousands of pounds worth of damage.

The cost of repairing one commercial property will be “more than £50,000”.

Some people have been given alternative accommodation away from their flood-hit homes while repairs are carried out.

Severn Trent said its priority is supporting customers and cleaning up.

The water company described the 30in (76cm) diameter pipe as “one of the largest in the city…” (Read the full story)

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