Low water pressure hit residents in Kingston today after a burst water main was reported in neighbouring Hampton.

The company responsible — Thames Water — apologised after severe low water pressures in the KT postcodes put at risk the availability of water for some residents in the area.

Residents in Kingston and elsewhere reported having little or no water flow in their homes, prompting the private utility company, who are responsible for much of the water supply in Greater London, to act.

In a statement responding to a request from the Surrey Comet, a spokesperson for Thames Water offered an apology to residents affected at around 12.30pm on Wednesday and said their engineers were working to fix the issue:

"We’re sorry to anyone whose water supply has been affected by a burst on a large pipe at our water works in Hampton.

"A team of engineers are there investigating and we have more experts planning how to get water back on for our customers as soon as we possibly can," the spokesperson said.

They added that the company would provide water to those suffering from little or no water flow if the problem persisted.

The spokesperson added: "If we’re unable to do that within the next few hours we’ll make bottled water available across the affected areas and we encourage customers to keep an eye our social media feeds and website for the latest updates."

Your Local Guardian: Flooding in Kingston on Monday night. Image: Ollie MonkFlooding in Kingston on Monday night. Image: Ollie Monk

The issues on Wednesday contributed to a tumultuous week for the monopoly water company in the area, after a pump failure following heavy rains brought flooding to Kingston town centre.

Thames Water also apologised Wednesday to Kingston residents for the flooding.

As the Comet reported earlier this week, the severe weather coupled with a fault at the Wood Street Overpass pumping station forced Kingston Bridge to close, bringing travel chaos on Monday evening and leading Transport for London (TfL) to temporarily cancel six bus routes in the area.

In a statement concerning the flooding in Kingston, Thames Water said:

"We’re sorry to anyone impacted by a fault which occurred at our pumping station during the heavy rain. We quickly got teams out who worked overnight and resolved the issue."

They added that, with more heavy rainfall expected on Wednesday and Thursday in the region, they were taking extra precautions against further possible this week.

"As more heavy rain is forecast, we have several tankers on standby to prevent further problems," the company spokesperson said.

Thames Water are posting live updates on the burst Hampton water pipe on their Twitter page: https://twitter.com/thameswater

The Met Office has issued a Yellow weather warning for South East England tonight (Wednesday June 12) and Thursday June 13.

View Met Office advice about the expected severe weather here: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2019-06-12