A homeowner in the Bretton neighborhood of Peterborough, United Kingdom, was frustrated after it took a water company more than 24 hours to fix a main pipe burst that happened near her home.
In the weeks prior to discovering the leak, the woman was notified by the water company not to use her hose because it was trying to conserve water. After she found the water main burst, she contacted The Evening Telegraph's Leakwatch campaign to notify the community of the situation.
After the notification went out, the water company allegedly left notes on residents' doors saying it was too busy to fix the leak at the moment. The woman was frustrated that she was not able to use her water; however, the company refused to repair the leaks that were spilling gallons of water near the home.
A similar situation is happening in Worcester, England – the town's councillor is upset nobody is fixing the plumbing or attempting to conserve the water, even though the leaks are visibly dumping large amounts of water during the area's drought, which is expected to last until Christmas.
Residents in the surrounding areas are urged to notify the Leakwatch campaign if they notice any water leaks.