Mid Wales

Ysgol Bro Pedr in Lampeter shuts after water pipe burst

A school was forced to close when a water main burst in Ceredigion.

Ysgol Bro Pedr in Lampeter was one of more than 330 properties left without water on Tuesday morning, but the pipe has now been repaired.

Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru said the main ruptured outside the town's police station at the bottom of High Street.

The company apologised for any inconvenience, and said supplies were restored as a quickly as possible.

Ysgol Bro Pedr is reopening on Wednesday.

A Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru spokesperson said: "We received calls from customers this morning reporting that they had no tap water supplies.

"On investigation we discovered that a three-inch water main, supplying over 330 properties, had burst outside the police station at the bottom of High Street in Lampeter.

"We advised the local school of the situation and that we would have to shut off the water supply to carry out the repair.

"The water supply was turned off at 9.30am and the burst was actually repaired by 10.15am and supplies returned. Water supplies have now returned to normal throughout the area."

Ysgol Bro Pedr said it had been told by Welsh Water that the break to the water supply would last between two and four hours.

"In view of this information, and on receipt of advice from Ceredigion's education department, it was agreed that the school would close to years seven to 13 on health and safety grounds," said the council.

"The school will re-open tomorrow [Wednesday] and the school wishes to thank parents and pupils for their co-operation."

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