Families left without running water in Leeds tower block

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Residents of a council-owned tower block were left without running water over the Bank Holiday weekend.

An burst main affected water supplies to Clyde Court and Clyde Grange in Wortley, which contain around 200 flats, from Saturday afternoon.

Mother-of-two Ausra Cepaite, 30, of Clyde Grange, said her young family were unable to have a bath for three days.

Council tenants spent 12 hours without water before it was restored in the early hours of Sunday morning, but Ausra claims that there was a further interruption to the supply on Tuesday.

Leeds City Council confirmed that water was restored on Monday and that bottled water had been provided in the meantime.

A spokesperson said:

“An inspection was undertaken and water supply restored early Sunday morning. We were subsequently informed later on Sunday afternoon that water was again not available at Clyde Court and Clyde Grange.

“This was found, following an inspection, to be due to a burst water main.

“Bottled water was provided by the council to residents as soon as possible. Contactors worked on site with Yorkshire Water to complete the repair but this did take slightly longer than expected due to the Bank Holiday weekend.”

The water supply was turned off for up to three hours on Wednesday morning for further repairs.

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