A WATER company has apologised after some of its customers were left without water for hours yesterday.

Southern Water said a burst water main was causing the drought.

The issue has continued today.

The company said it was investigating the issue at about 8am yesterday.

At about 2pm yesterday a spokesman said: “We’re working hard to repair a burst water main in Toddington Lane, Wick, which has been causing low pressure and some properties to lose their supply in the BN16 and BN17 postcode areas today.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused as we carry out these emergency repairs.”

One hour later it provided an update to its customers.

A spokesman said: “Repair works to the water main at Toddington Lane, Wick, are progressing well and the network is starting to re-charge.

“It’s hoped customers’ supply and water pressure will return to normal in the next few hours.

“Again, we apologise for the inconvenience this burst has caused.”

At about 11pm yesterday the company said water should have returned to most homes but several residents reported they were still without a supply.

At 10am today a spokesman said: "Works to fully repair the burst water main in Toddington Lane, Wick are set to continue later this morning.

"A bottled water station & standby tankers were set up in the Travelodge car park, BN17 6LE earlier this morning.

"They'll be in place until repairs are done as a precaution.

"However all customers should be back in supply, any customers still experiencing water supply problems, please contact us on 0330 303 0368.

"We apologise for any inconvenience as we carry out this emergency work."