School shut after water problems

Water chiefs are in for a grilling
Water chiefs are in for a grilling
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A school has closed its doors today due to problems with the water supply.

Buckshaw Primary School, in Astley Village, had no water pressure this morning after a water pipe in the area burst yesterday.

So headteacher Karen Stephens made the decision not to open the school today.

She said: “We have so many water tanks and three boilers. The water pressure was zero on two of them so we couldn’t open the school with no toilets, heating or kitchens.”

Mrs Stephens said the water pressure is now rising and the school will open as normal tomorrow.

Properties in the PR7 area of Chorley were left without water or with poor pressure yesterday after contractors carrying out work on Chancery Road, Astley Village, damaged a pipe.

The supplies went off at at 1.10pm and were restored by 9pm, a United Utilities spokesman said.

Read more about the burst water pipe yesterday.