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Thousands of homes without water
A burst water main has left thousands of people “struggling” without running water this morning.
Approximately 7,000 homes have no water since the main burst under the Brent Cross Flyover.
Florence Jack of John’s Avenue, Hendon, said: “We can’t use the toilet, we can’t have a shower and we can’t wash up.
“My daughter can’t even have a shower to go to work. We’ll have to buy water to use for washing up.
“The pipes are bursting at least once a year now. It shouldn’t be happening all the time.
“It’s a hot day and you need water. We’re going to have to go out and buy some – it’s a bit stupid we have to buy £1 bottles of water to flush a toilet. Thames Water should start refunding us.”
Tamara Jacobson, 34, of John’s Avenue, Hendon, said: “There was a trickle of water this morning and then it stopped.
“I have three young children who are all under four-years-old and they can’t wash their hands when they’ve been to the toilet, we can’t flush the toilet and I can’t cook. I’m struggling a bit.
“I need to go and get emergency bottles of water and I’ll have to find somewhere to bath my children tonight.”
The burst water main has also meant Garden Suburb Junior and Infant schools in Childs Way, Hampstead Garden Suburb, have had to be closed as well as Hendon Library in The Burroughs.