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Rain hits Swansea water supply

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 24, 2014

By Kate Clarke

Water supplies were disrupted in Townhill, Morriston, Cockett, Skewen and Ystradgynlais yesterday.

Water supplies were disrupted in Townhill, Morriston, Cockett, Skewen and Ystradgynlais yesterday.

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HEAVY rainfall disrupted water supplies to homes across parts of Swansea Bay, with reports of problems in Townhill, Morriston, Cockett, Skewen and Ystradgynlais yesterday.

A pump failure, reported yesterday morning, was said to be at the heart of issues in Townhill, Morriston and Cockett, while a burst main was an issue in Ystradgynlais.

Meanwhile, householders in Neath were faced with discoloured water coming from their taps.

Townhill dad Ceri Powe said he was concerned when he discovered his tap water was down to a dribble, punctuated by loud sputtering.

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But the situation was put right fairly quickly.

"I noticed it at about 11am in the morning. The tap was spitting and the toilet wouldn't flush.

"I phoned the council and they said Welsh Water were dealing with some problems.

Mr Powe, from Ceri Road, added: "We have a young baby so I was worried about being without water, but luckily we had enough in the kettle for bottles. They put it back to normal where we are in a couple of hours."

Welsh Water said: "The exceptional weather conditions are impacting on parts of the wastewater network and extra resources are dealing with the issues as a priority. We are receiving a high volume of calls and apologies for any inconvenience caused."

Elsewhere in Swansea Bay, heavy rainfall has been making its presence known.

Morriston Leisure Centre was closed briefly on Thursday due to flash flooding water rushing into the building. It reopened on Friday.

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