Work on main not completed

WORK on a burst main that left 6,000 homes in Matlock without water has still yet to be completed nearly two weeks after the incident.

The pipe on the corner of Smedley Street and Woolley Road ruptured with such ferocity it lifted sections of pavement and road up by a foot.

Thousands of gallons of water were sent cascading towards Bakewell Road and led to sections of road being closed off. Workmen from Severn Trent Water were quickly on the scene, setting up makeshift traffic lights and predicting work would be completed within days.

The company has been given until March 14 to finish the work. A spokesman for Severn Trent said the delay was caused by the road being lifted by the water pressure and required work to plain off 500 square metres of road.

Tony Varley, distribution team manager, said: “We would like to thank all the local residents for their patience and help during the work.

“They have been really good to us and it is very much appreciated.”