Saturday 13 August 2022 01:34 PM Surrey residents queue for bottled water after waking up to empty taps trends now
There was chaos in Surrey this morning as hundreds of families woke up to very low water pressure or no water at all due to 'technical issues' at Thames Water's Netley Mill Water Treatment Works a day after a drought was officially declared.
People were pictured in long, snaking queues for bottled water in the Cranleigh Village Way car park this morning but retired Chelsea and England left-back Graeme Le Saux said the station had already run out by the time he arrived.
The affected postcodes are GU5, GU6, RH4, RH5 and RH12 - among other places this covers Dorking and Cranleigh.
Thames Water urged residents to only use the water for essential activities including drinking, cooking and washing and reminded residents to be considerate and only take what they needed.
In a statement, Thames Water said: 'Our specialist engineers are on site and are working hard to fix the issue as quickly as possible.
'We've been using tankers to pump water into the local supply network to help improve the situation. We are opening bottled water stations this morning for those who need temporary supplies. We will confirm the locations and opening times here, as soon as possible.
'We know how worrying and disruptive it is to be without water, especially in this hot weather. Thank you for your continued patience while we work to get supplies back to normal. We'll post updates here, once we have further information.'
Hundreds of families in Surrey have been waking up with either very low water pressure or no supply at all today, due to 'technical issues' at Thames Water's Netley Mill Water Treatment Works. Pictured: People queue for bottled water in Surrey
Pictured: People were pictured queuing up for bottled water in the Cranleigh Village Way car park this morning
Retired Chelsea and England left-back Graeme Le Saux, who lives in the Cranleigh area, has had the