A LAUNDERETTE was forced to turn customers away because of a burst water main.
Water had to be turned off on Queen’s Road, Bromfield Industrial Estate, Mold, while engineers replaced a section of a damaged pipe.
Welsh Water said 70 properties were affected by the shut-off, which happened on Friday at about 6.30am.
Viv Evans, of Posh Wash on the Cambrian Business Park, said the business was without water all morning.
“I’m going insane,” she said.
Pointing to baskets of washing piled up and waiting to be done, she added: “I’ve got all this to do and no water.”
She said customers had been warned that washing that should have been collected on Friday might not be ready until Monday.
“Initially it would have been done today but we’ve had to say Monday at the latest. I’ve had two customers I’ve had to turn away,” she said on Friday. “There was one gentleman whose washing machine had broken down and he’s going on holiday tomorrow. He was in a bit of a panic.”
Fellow worker Alex Teire said: “We’re a launderette without water. One of the girls said it’s like a pub with no beer.”
Other businesses affected included Snowdonia Windows, Holts Conservatories and NWN Media’s headquarters in Mold Business Park.
A spokesman for Welsh Water said they were alerted to the burst water main early in the morning and immediately sent a team to investigate.
“The team isolated the burst and immediately began the repair work,” he said.
“Water supplies to around 70 properties were affected but each of these received a text message advising them of the situation.”
Supplies returned to normal shortly after midday on Friday.
“We would like to apologise to those customers affected for any inconvenience caused,” added the spokesman.