Water supplies to homes in parts of Watford have been hit after a storage reservoir almost ran empty due to “the exceptionally high demand“ and the dry weather.
Bottled water was sent out to residents who are without water or have extremely low water pressure.
Affinity Water, the supplier for the area, has sent text alerts to residents to keep them updated with the situation, as well as providing updates on their social media channels.
The text says: “We’d like to give you a heads up that some of our customers in Watford may experience low pressure and supply interruptions tonight.
“We apologise for any impact this may have on you.
“We have treatment centres working at maximum capacity, pumping an extra 108 million litres of water a day, the equivalent of 400,000 people in order to meet demand.”
The company provided a further update this morning thanking residents for their patience and confirming that the issue should now be resolved.
A tweet read: “Thank you for your patience last night. Your supply returned in the early hours. You should now have normal pressure. If you cannot get water this will be because air will have got into your plumbing system this is easily fixed.
“We have engineers in the area to help you. If your water is cloudy it is nothing to worry about.”
However, by mid-morning today (Wednesday) Affinity said homes in the postcode areas WD6, WD23, WD25, HA3 and HA6 were still experiencing supply problems
They asked customers to try and keep water usage to a minimum to reduce the demand on the network as they work to restore normal supplies.