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3rd August 2022, 14:15

Significant leak at Red Sands leads to more water disruption; Government says water to be restored by midnight

A 'significant leak' at Red Sands led to more water supply disruption, although the general situation is now stabilised throughout most of Gibraltar.

As a result, there were interruptions to the supply of water in the area of Alameda Estate to Trafalgar House whilst works were carried out to repair the affected pipe. Bowsers with potable water were deployed to the affected areas. However, the Government said on Wednesday night that water will be returned to these homes by midnight.

It also said the situation is now relatively stable with only two areas in Gibraltar remaining affected by water shortage issues as a result of low stock levels at the AquaGib reservoir. These areas continue to be The Sanctuary and the upper area of Gardiner’s Road.

The potable water being imported by trucks from Spain is continuing to assist AquaGib’s efforts in restoring and maintaining water supply throughout its network. On Tuesday, 600,000 litres of potable water were imported from Spain for this purpose and this was expected to continue on Wednesday with over 250,000 litres already imported as of midday.

Fluctuations in water pressure throughout Gibraltar are expected until the reservoirs are replenished with lost stocks. Overnight restrictions across Gibraltar will continue for now.