Burst water main in north London causes anger amid drought crisis

Matthew Weaver, The Guardian on August 08, 2022

Thames Water is facing criticism and anger from customers after one of its water mains burst, causing street flooding at the height of a drought crisis.

The burst 91cm (36in) water main prompted many road closures around Hornsey Road, north London, as video of the incident showed streets submerged in more than a metre of water.

About 50 properties were damaged, four people were rescued, a sports centre was closed because of flooding and thousands of households were left without water.

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