BOTTLES of water had to be delivered to Kidderminster residents by Severn Trent over the weekend after a burst pipe caused supply chaos.

The company rushed out to Green Street in the town centre in the early hours of Saturday (December 16) where a large water main had burst.

Water from the burst pipe flooded the street and car park by Aldi and Farmfoods, causing the road to close. 

It also caused supply issues to DY10 and DY11 postcodes which affected thousands, with some customers experiencing poor water pressure, and others losing their water supply completely for hours. 

Severn Trent said they supplied bottled water to local care homes and vulnerable customers on their Priority Services Register.

This morning (Sunday, December 17), the water company confirmed that repair work on the pipe had been completed. They have apologised to customers for the supply issues. 

A Severn Trent spokesperson said: “We are pleased to confirm that our team completed the repair overnight and supply is fully restored to all but a very small number of customers, with whom we are liaising directly.

“Once we have run some tests, we will fill in the excavation and get the road surface back to normal. While we’ll look to get this completed as quickly as possible to minimise any further disruption, due to the location of the works and for the safety of our team and other road users, some traffic management will need to remain in place.

“We know that this is a busy route through Kidderminster and that roadworks can be frustrating, and we apologise for any impact while we complete these works.

"We will get everything back to normal as soon as we can.”