Ten thousand homes without water

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TEN thousand homes in around Belper were today without water.

Homes in Belper, Alfreton, Ripley and Swanwick have been hit.

Severn Trent has said it was due to overnight problems with pumping at Chadwick Nick Lane reservoir.

A spokesman said the reservoir was being recharged and customers would gradually see their supplies restored.

Some homes would initially find their water discoloured, he said.