FAMILIES in South Gloucestershire were left with no running water on Christmas Day due to a burst main. 

The burst pipe was located in Winterbourne, but properties in Bradley Stoke and Stoke Gifford were also affected.

Bristol Water delivered bottled water to the Co-op Food store on Winterbourne High Street during the day for residents to collect.

However, by 8.30pm last night, the company announced on social media that the water had run out and that more was on its way.

It is understood many families have woken up this morning to discoloured water. 

Bristol Water is now advising residents to try clearing this by running your cold kitchen tap for 30 minutes.

A statement by Bristol Water reads: “We’re really sorry for the inconvenience both yesterday and today and we’re working incredibly hard to get this all resolved.

“Our team have been working tirelessly yesterday and through the night and have managed to make the challenging repair.

“We’ve had inspectors in the area since the repair early hours this morning monitoring pressure to ensure everyone’s back in water but due to the burst you may see some discoloured water now that it’s returned.

“Our inspectors are still in the area flushing this discoloured water out of the pipes to help get everything back to normal but if you have woken up with discoloured water please run your cold kitchen tap for 30 minutes to help clear this.”