Water is returned to Woodford Green tower block after pipe problem

PUBLISHED: 09:58 02 May 2013 | UPDATED: 13:50 02 May 2013

A problem which was causing homes in a Woodford Green estate to be without water has been fixed.

Residents in the Liston Way block of the Orchard Estate went without water for close to a day after a problem with a mains pipe.

Homes lost their water supply at 5pm on Tuesday and engineers are believed to have fixed the problem before 3pm yesterday.

The estate is undergoing a multi-million pound engineering project to install new heating systems, double glazing and cladding.

Denice Spratt, 63, who lives in the block, thanked a neighbour who had not lost his water supply and had been helping to fill up pots and pans for others.

She said: “It shows how nice people can be.”

The problem was caused due to one of the valves getting stuck because of grit in the system, according to a Redbridge Council spokesman.

She said four homes reported the problem and a contractor had been to them all to check they now had water.

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