Lancashire

Compensation for Accrington homes over burst water pipe

Residents in east Lancashire who were left without water for more than two days are to get compensation from United Utilities.

Properties in Accrington, Oswaldtwistle and Clayton-le-Moors were affected by the burst on Burnley Road, Clayton-le-Moors on 27 September.

Eight schools were forced to close because of the lack of water.

The company said it would pay between £10 and £45 to residents, depending how long they were without water.

Helen Wilson, from United Utilities, said: "We understand how inconvenient it was for people to be without water and that is why we have written to everyone direct with our apologies and this offer of compensation."

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