RESIDENTS in a block of high rise apartments in Leeds city centre have been told that their water supply will be restored today. (Jan 4)
Dozens of people living in Block D of the West Point development, in Wellington Street, Leeds, were left without water yesterday for the second time in six months due to leaking pipe work.
Contractors carried out repairs after the leak but the cement-based adhesive used to seal the pipe work needed at least 16 hours to set.
A spokesman for Mainstay, which manages the building, said that once the adhesive is dry, contractors are expected to complete works today and water should be reinstated in the early evening.
Resident Martin Wall, 31, told the YEP: “It’s a complete and utter shambles, it’s a disgrace that this can happen in a place that’s apparently nine years old.
“They’ve obviously learned absolutely nothing from the eight day scenario last year.”
Bottled water has been delivered to each landing within Block D for use by residents and portable toilets on site have been made available, while residents have been told to use Leeds City Council leisure centres for showers.
Last summer all residents at West Point were left without water for around a week due to a burst pipe.
Visit: www.mainstaygroup.co.uk for details.