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Ho-Ho-No: Families on the Orchard Estate in Woodford Green spend Christmas and Boxing Day with no running water

PUBLISHED: 13:50 27 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:24 27 December 2017

Residents in Elizabeth Court were left without running water over Christmas. Picture: Ken Mears

Residents in Elizabeth Court were left without running water over Christmas. Picture: Ken Mears

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Christmas was ruined for residents on a Woodford Green estate after they spent Christmas Day and Boxing Day without running water.

Christmas was ruined for residents on a Woodford Green estate after they spent Christmas Day and Boxing Day without running water.

The water supply was restored on the morning of Wednesday, December 27.

A faulty pump is believed to have caused the problem on the Orchard Estate.

Redbridge Council’s maintenance and housing team, its contractors Morrisons and Thames Water were all at the estate to deliver emergency water to the households living in Elizabeth Court, Navestock Crescent.

Morrisons worked to source a replacement part to a faulty pump that caused the issue.

“Council staff were at Orchard Estate on [Monday, December 25] to deliver water, when they had worked with the Red Cross to source and deliver, well into the early hours of Boxing Day,” said Redbridge Council.

“We have sourced truckloads of bottled water which we have been distributing today and all residents affected are being contacted in person to ensure they have enough drinking water.

“Council staff are on site and will continue to offer support and assistance to our residents in every way that we can.”

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