Merton Council supports burst water main clean-up operation in south Wimbledon

Merton Council has been working in partnership with the emergency services, Thames Water, UK Power Networks and Virgin after a water main burst in south Wimbledon yesterday.

Homes in the south Wimbledon, Colliers Wood and Tooting areas have been without power and water after the flooding on Kingston Road at the junction with Southey Road, Wimbledon, yesterday (Sunday, July 3)

Thames Water is responsible for restoring water to homes, cleaning up the debris left behind and repairing the road.

UK Power Networks is working to get people’s electricity back on.

Merton Council continues to liaise with the various agencies today, acting as a borough liaison to advise on the best routes to divert traffic and liaise with third parties.

A Merton Council spokesperson said: “We worked all day yesterday with the emergency services, Thames Water, UK Power Networks and Virgin as fast as possible to react to the flooding.

We are continuing to support Thames Water, UK Power Networks and the emergency services where needed today and will do so until the area is back to normal.”

 

Notes to editors:

We have been informed that Singlegate Primary School is closed today. For updates, visit this link: http://www.merton.gov.uk/learning/schools/schoolclosures.htm

Visit Thames Water’s website on  http://www.thameswater.co.uk

UK Power Networks http://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk