Chaos was caused by burst water main

CLASSES at Long Eaton schools were closed and West park Leisure Centre swimming pool was temporarily shut on Monday after a burst water main on Monday.

The supply problem affected the NG10 area of Long Eaton and Sawley.

Treetops Hospice in Risley had to send patients home as they could not use toilet facilities or cook food in the centre’s kitchen or provide meals to patients.

Public toilet facilities in Long Eaton, Breaston and Sawley were also shut.

Other facilities at West Park Leisure Centre remained open but there were no toilets or showers working for most of the day.

Severn Trent engineers worked on the problem and water supply was restored at around 4pm.