Leeds city centre residents’ seven-day water hell ends UPDATED

West Point apartments.
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Relieved residents at a Leeds apartment block are celebrating as they have running water again for the first time in seven days.

A pipe burst at West Point Apartments off Wellington Street last Wednesday and people in all 335 flats had to resort to using portable toilets outside the building and drinking bottled water.

The YEP understands the water is being turned on gradually, floor by floor.

Tenant Andrew Dalton, 27, said: “It’s such a big relief. I hope it’s the end of all this. It has been sheer hell.

“It makes you realise that you take having water for granted.”

One resident on the ‘Waterless West Point’ blog said: “We have water! Never has flushing the loo felt like such luxury!”

For the full story, see tomorrow’s Yorkshire Evening Post.

Paula Dillon, President of Leeds Chamber Commerce.

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