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Homes over the United kingdom are facing supply of water problems – with lots of people in Wales and south-east England advised for low as possible.

Water suppliers say a thaw has brought to burst water mains and leaks.

About 13,000 homes continue to be without water in Kent and Sussex while a large number of qualities in Wales and 5,000 homes working in london also provide no supply.

The industry regulator Ofwat has said water firms have “fallen well short”.

Suppliers across the nation say teams will work to repair broken pipes which have left customers without any supply or low pressure.

Water companies stated cracks and splits have been brought on by the freeze which are increasingly being uncovered because the pipes thaw.

Areas of the Midlands, south-west England and Scotland will also be affected.

West Midlands-based carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has decided to stop production to preserve water supply for houses, hospitals and schools.

Chocolate maker Cadbury also sent workers home from the Bournville plant but stated it could continue some limited production.

In south-east England and Birmingham, suppliers say they’ve been identifying vulnerable customers and supplying all of them with canned water.

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Image caption Thames Water stated on Monday 10,000 homes in SW16 and NW3 postcodes working in london don’t have any water

At its peak, greater than 20,000 homes in south and north London were left without water on Sunday.

Supplier Thames Water stated the amount of homes affected was constantly falling and it was lower to around 5,000 by Monday evening.

The organization stated it had been taking more than likely to restore supplies to homes within the SW12, SW15 SW16 and SW17 postcodes.

It stated households in NW2, NW3, NW5, NW11, N2, N6, N10 and N19 can always be facing low pressure but staff were employed in individuals areas.

The organization states it distributed almost millions of litres water over the weekend and it was ongoing to provide to supplies to households within the impacted areas based in london.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan stated it had been “unacceptable” that a large number of homes within the capital still lacked water.

Several schools working in london and Kent were closed on Monday simply because they were not able to ensure flowing water.

East Water generate a quantity of canned water stations in Sussex and Kent where 13,000 homes have been affected.

Southern Water, which in fact had advised people to “just use water you will must”, stated it had been restoring the availability to five,000 homes in Sittingbourne, Kent but there have been still 900 homes without water in Hastings and interruptions to supplies within the Crawley area.

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Image caption Severn Trent stated it’d seen a 4,000% rise in reports of burst pipes in contrast to an average day
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Image caption Jobs are arrived to correct pipes within the wake from the freeze and thaw

In Wales, about 3,500 customers are without water, Welsh Water stated.

A large number of customers are also without water in parts of Birmingham, the West Midlands and Staffordshire.

Yorkshire Water, U . s . Utilities, Affinity Water, Anglian Water and Bristol Water also reported problems.

Severn Trent, which stated it’d seen a rise in reports of burst pipes, thanked Coventry-based carmaker Jaguar Land Rover for saying yes to prevent production “to assist us target our supply”.

The West Water stated we have an “unparalleled quantity of burst water mains” and cautioned some customers in Devon and Cornwall that, although water may be used, there’s a “noticeable taste”.

The government’s water industry regulator Ofwat has released a statement which stated numerous water companies had “fallen well short on their own forward planning”.

Rachel Fletcher, leader of Ofwat, stated customers have been left “dry and high” due to firms’ support and communication.

She stated: “Water companies happen to be cautioned repeatedly that they must be much better at preparing in advance to manage using these sorts of situations.”

Areas of the United kingdom continue to be dealing with the results of Storm Emma and also the recent freezing weather, using more than 100 schools in Wales still shut because of snow or icy conditions.

In Cumbria, the RAF has been called in to fly food supplies, coal, logs and electrical heating appliances to isolated communities, where lots of homes happen to be stop all supplies for 5 days.

As well as in Scotland, two Met Office yellow warnings for snow, rain and ice remain, with people being urged to travel with caution, while ongoing rainwater continues to be slowing lower water repair works.

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Media captionOne restaurant owner working in london remained without water on Sunday

Working In London, customers stated water helpline was unavailable, while shops apparently ran from canned water in certain areas.

“We’re putting just as much extra water as possible into our local systems and fixing leaks and bursts as rapidly as you possibly can,” Thames Water stated inside a joint statement with East Water, Southern Water and Affinity Water.

“Don’t use water for something that is not essential. This makes a genuine difference.”

Temperatures in many places elevated over the past weekend, however, a Met Office yellow warning for snow and rain in Scotland is within spot for Tuesday.

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