Mid Wales

Machynlleth water supply cut forces school to close

A high school in Powys has closed for the day after a cut in water supplies.

Severn Trent said the problem affecting Ysgol Bro Ddyfi in Machnylleth was down to a burst pipe, and 45 people had phoned to complain that they had no water.

The firm apologised and said it was working to restore supplies to the part of the town affected.

It said water tankers were in the area as a temporary measure and bottled water was on standby.

Severn Trent said the pipe burst on Wednesday evening and staff had worked through the night to repair it.

"We would like to apologise to our customers in the Machynlleth area, Powys, who may have experienced problems with their water supply, or lower pressure, this morning," said a spokeswoman.

"Our teams have worked through the night and we were able to bring water in from other areas to supply some customers straight away.

"Our priority now is to restore the water supply to other customers who may be experiencing problems.

"To make sure that their supply isn't further affected, we are looking to bring water in from another area through our network of pipes and we will also use tankers to deliver supplies where needed."

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