Hundreds of homes across London have been left without water after “multiple” pipe bursts following the big freeze.

In a joint statement from Thames Water, South East Water, Southern Water and Affinity Water: “Following the recent freeze and rapid thaw, water companies across London and the South East of England are experiencing exceptionally high levels of demand for water due to multiple bursts on networks and an increase in leaks in and on customer properties.

“So they are asking their customers who have water to use as little as possible while they get things back to normal.”

They included a “sincere apology” to all those with low pressure or no water at all.

Here’s where you can get bottled water in south London

  • Sainsbury’s in Balham (Balham High Road)
  • Homebase in Streatham (100 Woodgate Drive)

Tooting MP Rosena Allin-Khan tweeted: “Bottled water being distributed to people from Sainsbury’s in Balham, moved from Ravenstone because of access problems.

“Thank you to everyone getting involved and helping today. Much appreciated - please spread the word!”