On Sunday morning, thousands of residents across Tooting and Balham woke up without water in their properties. For many, including myself, this is still the case.
To ensure that Thames Water recognises the scale of the problem, I have been passing on details of each road affected and have been encouraging residents to share their stories with me on social media. Working throughout the night on Sunday, I was pleased to secure a bottled water site in the car park of Balham Sainsbury's and passed on information of any vulnerable residents who needed water delivered to their properties.
Unfortunately, earlier today, a water pipe burst on Tooting High Street, closing off the road south of Tooting Broadway station. Several businesses around the Broadway have been affected and are temporarily closed, but all businesses on Tooting High Street are still open for business so please continue to shop local. Thames Water are currently on site identifying the extent of the problem and I will continue to have regular updates to assess the impact on local residents and businesses.