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Thames Water chaos: Thousands hit by water shortage with schools shut – is YOUR area affected?

THOUSANDS of Brits have been hit by a mass water shortage with schools forced to shut.

Thames Water have said that a number of homes and schools in west and southwest London have been left with low pressure or without water.


A Thames Water problem has seen thousands hit by a water shortage[/caption]


Sheen Mount Primary School is one school which has been forced to shut[/caption]


The firm said the problem had been caused by a huge power supply problem affecting Ashford and Hampton water treatment works in west London.

It’s left thousands of parents and children who have just returned from the summer holidays start the morning with little to no water.

Local schools have now been forced to close their doors after the supply chaos.

Some have already initiated remote learning with the power problems forcing head teachers to decide that buildings will not open today.


Munira Wilson, the MP for Twickenham in south west London, said she is “alarmed” that some schools in her area have been forced to close and urged Thames Water to “sort this soon”.

Sheen Mount Primary School in West London is one school which has been confirmed to have closed.

Vineyard School in Richmond was among schools telling parents to collect their children.

St Richards Reynolds College in West London is shutting their doors from 10.30am because of the ongoing “water issues”.


And Kenyngton Manor Primary School was also reported to have closed thanks to the supply problems.

Worried parents and grandparents took to social media to inform others of the last-minute changes as the morning chaos unfolded.

The following postcodes are affected: CR4, E5, E8, EC1V, KT1, KT2, KT3, KT8, HA0, N1, N15, N16, N17, NW1, NW2, NW10, SE1, SE11, SE16, SE17, SW4, SW8, SW9, SW13, SW14, SW15, SW18, SW19, TW4, TW5, TW7, TW8, TW10, TW11, TW12, TW14, TW17, UB1, UB2, UB6, W1H, W1H, W1M, W1N, W2, W3, W4, W6, W7, W10, W12, W13, W14.

Thames Water said: “We’re working hard to fix the issue and to get things back to normal.


“We’ll provide further updates here as soon as we have more information.”

September 13, 2023 at 02:33PM

from The Sun

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