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Mains water supply restored at West Point apartments

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Media captionWater to all 353 apartments in West Point was turned off because of a fractured pipe

Mains water supplies have been reconnected to a Leeds apartment block a week after a fractured pipe left residents without running water.

Water to all 353 apartments in West Point was turned off last Wednesday morning because of a damaged pipe.

Owner Mainstay said repairs could not start until Tuesday at the earliest and that was dependent on the "availability of parts".

The firm confirmed supplies had been restored by 14:00 BST on Wednesday.

'Concerns about health'

Mainstay had provided portable toilets for residents to use and bottled water.

The firm declined to offer a further comment on Wednesday other than confirming the supplies had been restored and it was not aware of any problems.

Residents had complained about a public health risk and the council instigated an inspection.

On Tuesday, Andrew Mason, of Leeds City Council, conceded that more days without running water were "not tenable".

Earlier in the week, flat resident Tim Arnott said: "It's horrendous. Obviously there's concerns about people's health and infection risk."

A blog detailing comments from residents had been set up.

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