Water pipe damaged in Bournemouth town centre

Picture submitted by Mark Foyle

Picture submitted by Mark Foyle

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A JET of water more than 15ft tall was seen gushing into the air after a water pipe was damaged in Bournemouth town centre.

At around 1pm workmen on Old Christchurch Road were forced to temporarily down tools after the pipe burst.

Site manager Jason Baldock said: “It looks a lot worse than it is.

“It’s just an old water connection that broke under pressure. The supply only affects one shop.”

Speaking to the Daily Echo at 1.30pm, Mr Baldock said the waterboard had been notified and engineers were on their way.

A spokesperson from Sembcorp Bournemouth Water said the leak was fixed by 4.45pm.

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2:38pm Thu 1 May 14

Townee says...

This is part of the £650,000 modernisation. Drop a bomb on it and it will do a million pounds worth of improvements.
This is part of the £650,000 modernisation. Drop a bomb on it and it will do a million pounds worth of improvements. Townee
  • Score: -4

5:50pm Thu 1 May 14

GeorgeW64 says...

A water leak makes the news, not worth a comment.
A water leak makes the news, not worth a comment. GeorgeW64
  • Score: 4

6:10pm Thu 1 May 14

Bournemouth100 says...

Keep it as a water feature
Keep it as a water feature Bournemouth100
  • Score: 6

9:52pm Thu 1 May 14

BIGTONE says...

All the NFA's legged it....
All the NFA's legged it.... BIGTONE
  • Score: -2

10:21am Fri 2 May 14

TWERLY says...

Step 1. Create a water leak
Step 2. Declare water shortage
Step 3. Introduce hosepipe ban
Step 4. Count increased profits from collecting fines !!!
Step 1. Create a water leak Step 2. Declare water shortage Step 3. Introduce hosepipe ban Step 4. Count increased profits from collecting fines !!! TWERLY
  • Score: 5

7:53pm Fri 2 May 14

504gld says...

I wish they'd come and fix the one in my road, pee'ing out for months. Filled in the online form, email, still nothing. I suppose it'll keep the dust down in the summer.
I wish they'd come and fix the one in my road, pee'ing out for months. Filled in the online form, email, still nothing. I suppose it'll keep the dust down in the summer. 504gld
  • Score: 0

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