Road closed as water main bursts two months after works completed
PUBLISHED: 19:36 01 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:54 02 October 2018
A road flooded this morning, despite having been closed for water works two months previously.
Large amounts of water could be seen running down Frenze Road in Diss on October 1, as a drain overflowed.
The burst main pipe was reported just after 8am, and fixed by Anglian Water workmen by 2pm.
An Anglian Water spokesperson said on Monday afternoon: “We used tankers to provide water supply to customers homes whilst the repair was made.
“Unfortunately, a number of properties in the area were without water for a short amount of time but all customers supplies are now back to normal as the repair has been completed.
“Frenze Road is currently closed with a full diversion route in place whilst our teams repair the road surface. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this causes, and we would like to thank local residents for their patience whilst we complete these repairs.
“Some customers in the area may notice their water is slightly cloudy or discoloured. This is harmless and caused by a combination of millions of tiny air bubbles in the pipe following the burst. If you leave the water to clear in a glass or run your tap for a bit it will soon disappear.”
Those still experiencing problems are advised to call 03457 145145.
Frenze Road resident Amanda Kennedy, 62, said: “It happens regularly but this is probably the worst its been that I can recollect but they’ve come out fairly swiftly, because it only happened overnight.
“The problem that I have is my house is slightly lower, the front garden is on a slope and there’s no drain. The nearest drain is right at the top of the hill, so every time we get heavy rain or this sort of thing, I get pools of water, which is a problem.
“It’s just annoying more than anything. It’s been an ongoing situation.”
Frenze Road was closed for four days in August so Anglian Water could connect water mains to a new housing development by Persimmon Homes, roadworks for which closed the road for eight weeks in February.
An Anglian Water spokesman said the closure was for connection onto existing main and to lay new main pipes for new development. The closure also allowed ‘water main investigation and maintenance’.