ENGINEERS worked through the night to restore water to Flintshire homes.

Welsh Water confirmed late on Wednesday night that a burst main was affecting supplies in New Brighton Bryn y Baal, Mynydd Isa, Sychdyn and Soughton.

And despite overnight work the company announced the problems persisted in Ruthin, Mold, Flint, Northop and Flint Mountain the following morning.

Welsh Water moved water around its network and brought tankers of water into the mains to help keep its customers in supply through the day, as well as handing out bottled water to residents in the affected areas.

Freelance photographer Gareth Davies of Bryn y Baal told the Leader he lost water pressure on Wednesday night.

The Leader:

Tankers supplying water to the mains. Picture: Gareth Davies

He said: “We thought it was going to come back on but then we saw the tankers connecting to the mains supply.

“Apparently it was a big leak. We had a call and a text from Welsh Water with a message about the problem so they have been letting people know.

“There was also a van going around giving bottled water out so they seem to be doing their best to fix it.”

He said that by yesterday afternoon he had some water supply restored, but that it may have been due to the water tankers brought in by Welsh Water.

Viv Williams of Sychdyn said: “We discovered at about 6pm last night that we had no water.

“Myself and my husband looked on a community website and saw lots of people had no water so it was clear it was a big problem.

“It cramped our style immediately but we made the most of it.

“There was no water all night but we woke up and although the pressure wasn’t back we did have water - I was delighted.

The Leader:

A worker from Welsh Water hands out bottled water. Credit: Gareth Davies

“I gather someone worked through the night and fixed the problem, bless them.

“Someone spent the night doing a horrible job and we appreciate all the hard work.

“You don’t realise how much you depend on it - we’re just so used to having water on tap.”

A spokesman for Welsh Water said: “We had a burst on an important water main yesterday on the outskirts of Mold which impacted on water supplies to some of our customers in New Brighton, Bryn y Baal, Mynydd Isa and Sychdyn areas.

“Our team have been working on site since last night to fix the burst in very difficult and challenging weather conditions. To minimise disruption and to keep customers on supply, we have moved water around the network and are using tankers to top up the network.

“To assist us to carry out the repair as soon as possible, we have temporarily closed a section of the A541 Denbigh Road and diversions are in place. We would like to