London mayor blasts water suppliers as thaw bursts pipes across UK

London mayor blasts water suppliers as thaw bursts pipes across UKBy Elizabeth Burden LONDON (Reuters) – London’s mayor Sadiq Khan said on Monday it was “unacceptable” that thousands of people across the British capital were left without water after pipes burst as normal weather conditions returned following a cold snap. The worst snowstorms in Britain for nearly 30 years froze water in pipes last week, water suppliers said, during a blast of Siberian cold dubbed “the Beast from the East” which ground planes, stopped trains, blocked roads and shut schools. At least 23,800 households, including 12,000 households in London, were left without water when pipes burst when temperatures rose and snow thawed, prompting suppliers to advise customers not to waste water.


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