A WATER SUPPLY COMPANY has apologized after an airport and hundreds of homes ran out of water amid a heatwave.
People at Gatwick Airport were unable to use toilets this afternoon after a water main burst in the Crawley area this afternoon.
More than 100 homes were left without water and more than 1,000 with low pressure.
SES Water, the company responsible for the area’s water supply, has now said that teams are working to repair the eruption and expect supplies to be restored soon.
A spokesman for SES Water said: “Early today we identified a burst water main in the Crawley area, leaving just over 100 properties without water and 1,200 properties at low pressure.
“We are pleased to confirm that our teams are currently repairing the outbreak and we expect supplies to return to normal soon.
“We would like to take this opportunity to apologize to everyone affected by this incident and thank you for your understanding.”
Gatwick apologized to passengers after the airport’s water dried up and gave out bottled water.
A Gatwick spokeswoman said this afternoon: “A problem with the supply of SES water to Gatwick and the surrounding area this morning has resulted in lower than normal water pressure across the airport.
“We are working closely with SES Water to ensure this issue is resolved as quickly as possible.
“Bottled water will be made available to passengers and staff throughout the airport and other emergency measures will be taken to ensure the welfare of our passengers.
“We apologize for any inconvenience caused to passengers.”
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