A water leak in a Sheffield suburb had been reported several times to Yorkshire Water.
However, after two weeks, those who had reported the leak on Millhouses Lane, Millhouses, were angry no action had been taken.
Pensioner George Glover said: “There must be hundreds of gallons being wasted every minute.
“I can’t believe how much water is running out of it. It’s outside the school on Millhouses Lane. I’ve contacted Yorkshire Water and I know someone else had previously called them too.
“If you were paying a water bill on it, then it would cost you millions of pounds.”
Neighbour Imran Rafique said: “For the last two weeks we have had burst mains.
“I have complained twice to Yorkshire Water with no avail.”
A Yorkshire Water spokesman said it was hoped repair work would begin this week.
He said: “We are aware of the leak on Millhouses Lane and are sorry it has not yet been repaired.
“The water network in this area is complicated and the leak is on a water main that supplies thousands of local customers.”
He said last week a team had been planning how best to minimise potential disruption to customers while carrying out the repair. They will work with the local highways team and Yorkshire Water contractors to agree a start date as soon as possible.