3 Feb 2017

Hamilton water main still being repaired

4:04 pm on 3 February 2017

One of the damaged water pipes feeding 27,000 Hamilton properties has now been fixed, but it will be late today before the second one is repaired.

A glass is filled with drinking water from a tap

Hamilton residents have been asked to conserve as much water as possible while the repairs are carried out. Photo: 123RF

Residents are still being asked to conserve water and several dozen had none at all when the pressure dropped yesterday evening.

The Eastern Main began leaking after a substantial section of the riverbank collapsed this afternoon but water is being supplied to that part of the city from the western main.

The water supply to the city's well-known gardens was also limited.

The City Council is urging residents to continue to use as little water as possible until the pipe repairs are finished.

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