A significant update has been issued after a burst water main caused widespread disruption across a Wiltshire town.

A water pipe burst at Chippenham Golf Club on the morning of Thursday, February 29, while Wessex Water was also called to repair a burst main in the Allington area.

The incidents left many across the town, in SN15 and SN14, without water or with disrupted supply for well over 24 hours.

Multiple schools and businesses were forced to close as a result.

During this time Wessex Water engineers worked to repair the issues.

These works were completed on Friday afternoon and a spokesperson for the utilities firm announced water is now being put back into the network.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The burst water main at Chippenham Golf ClubThe burst water main at Chippenham Golf Club (Image: Trevor Porter)

The supply should begin to return to normal during Friday evening.

Those who still require bottled water can collect it from stations at Pewsham Community Centre, Cricketts Lane, Eastern Avenue and Ladyfield Church in Hungerdown Lane.

Advice has been published for residents with discoloured water.

Stephanie Jones, director of customer and water network, said: “We’re sorry these emergency repairs, which were particularly complex, have taken longer than expected.

“We’d like to thank everyone affected for their patience.

“We have been liaising with essential services throughout to ensure they have water, while customers in vulnerable circumstances were contacted to make sure they have bottled water.”