Resident’s complaint over Leeds council tower block water outage

Clyde Grange and Clyde Court.
Clyde Grange and Clyde Court.
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Leeds council tower block residents were left for long periods over a number of days without running water while work was carried out.

An issue with the pumping station affected water supplies to Clyde Court and Clyde Grange in Wortley, which together contain 200 flats, from Saturday afternoon.

Mother-of-two Ausra Cepaite, 30, of Clyde Grange, said: “We didn’t have a bath for three days because we don’t have any friends around to go in one.”

She said they were originally without water for 12 hours before it flowed again during the early hours, but on Tuesday she was again not able to get supplies other than from bottles that had been provided. However, Leeds City Council said that water was restored on Monday.

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 is expected to be turned off for up to three hours on Wednesday morning for more repairs.

Cori Braham.

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