RESIDENTS in a Sheffield street have told of their frustration over repeated delays to stopping a long-running water leak.
Earlier this week, The Star revealed how Jeremy Ramsbottom, of Carfield Lane, Meersbrook, had been waiting since Christmas Eve for work to stop water from gushing across the road, which has swept away part of the surface and caused a 5ft-deep hole.
Yorkshire Water said it is still investigating the cause of the water – and does not believe it is coming from a leaking pipe.
Meanwhile, residents of nearby Meersbrook Road have now come forward to say they have been waiting for 18 months for work to stop water which has been pouring daily across their street.
Pensioner Sue Thurston and her daughter Mandy Murcott, a support nurse at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, say they have complained repeatedly.
Mrs Thurston said: “We have been talking to Yorkshire Water for 18 months, but nothing has yet been done.
“They told us they thought the water was coming from a stream and that it wasn’t a burst main, but it’s like a river and was terrible during recent frosty weather.
“My daughter needs to get out to work but it has been treacherous.”
A Yorkshire Water spokeswoman said: “Customers are often our eyes and ears on the ground and we are grateful to them for alerting us to this suspected leak.
“Our investigations into the source of the problem are ongoing.
“We would like to reassure customers we’ll do everything we can to identify the problem and if we find an issue with one of our pipes, will rectify it without delay.”