Jaguar Land Rover will resume production but Solihull water supply still limited - The Solihull Observer

Jaguar Land Rover will resume production but Solihull water supply still limited

Solihull Editorial 6th Mar, 2018 Updated: 6th Mar, 2018   0

JAGUAR Land Rover’s Solihull plant will resume production ‘later this morning’, but some Solihull residents could still suffer poor water pressure and ‘intermittent supply’.

While the Castle Bromwich plant will be returning to normal production tomorrow (March 7).

The luxury sports car company had placed manufacturing on hold a two of its plants during Monday evening after to ease pressure on the water supply in the West Midlands.

The Solihull plant in Lode Lane and the Castle Bromwich plant halted production yesterday evening and the Solihull facilities will be open as normal today, it is understood.

Other areas in the region had been left without water following freezing weather conditions that caused broken pipes and water flow to freeze over on Monday morning.

A Jaguar Land Rover spokesperson said: “We will resume production later this morning.

“I do not have any other information about timings at the moment.”

Severn Trent Water, the company in control of waterflow in the area, also said: “We were working with the Jaguar Land Rover site in Solihull and Cadburys in Birmingham to reduce the amount of water they used yesterday.

“This was as a result of an unprecedented number of burst pipes in the area from the recent thaw.

“We’re pleased to confirm that the situation is now resolved and they are able to use their water as normal.”

A further statement read: “All of our customers in Birmingham currently have water, but we expect that some people in pockets of south Birmingham may experience some poor pressure or intermittent supplies again as demand increases when people wake up.

“We’d like to say sorry if you’re affected and thank everyone for their patience as we work hard to restore the network to normal after a period of unprecedented bursts during the thaw.”

Bottled water stations have been provided by Severn Trent for those in Solihull without water.

These stations are at Sainsbury’s in Frankley Beeches Road, B31 5AA and Tesco, Stratford Road, Solihull, B90 4EN.

They have reopen from 6am this morning.

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