Drive-through bottled water stations have been set up at Blackheath Rugby Club and the garden centre in Shooter's Hill for residents without water following a major burst water main in Eltham.

A major water pipe on Westhorne Avenue in Eltham burst on Sunday, causing the street to flood dramatically.

Since then, residents in a number of Greenwich and Bexley postcodes have been left with low water pressure or without water completely, with the affected areas now extended to SE2, SE3, SE9, SE19, DA15 and DA16.

Thames Water has engineers at the site and has apologised for those affected by the incident.

To aid those currently without water, a drive-through bottled water distribution centre was yesterday set up at Blackheath Rugby Club by the water company.

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Another site has been set up today (July 29) at Thompsons Plant and Garden Centre, 353 Shooters Hill, supplying 'water for essential use' like drinking, cooking and hand washing.

Anyone who needs to pick up water and can drive can visit the water stations, with staff on hand to load water into the vehicle whilst maintaining social distancing.

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Greenwich Council says it is working with Thames Water and has asked anyone affected who can drive to check with neighbours without transport or who are self-isolating or shielding and secure supplies on their behalf.

Local resident Sally Cudmore captured the flooding on Westhorne Avenue on Monday, and said it was "like driving through a river."

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Blackheath Rugby Club has also been publicising its water station, saying it was happy and proud to be helping the community during the issues and encouraging people to visit.

They added: "The Club is just glad to be able to help. We have also been giving people coming tonight free tickets to come of one of our home games when the rugby resumes“

Thames Water said it has a team of engineers working on the "complex repair," and work will continue for at least several days into August.

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The repair jog is on a large damaged pipe under Westhorne Avenue which is also close to other utilities including high-voltage power cables so the company are working with UK Power Networks to enable the repair to be done safely.

They added: "To minimise disruption, we’re using tankers to pump extra water into the supply network.

"We’re also rerouting water where we can to maintain pressures – especially during peak usage times in the mornings and evenings.

"The burst is affecting storage levels in our reservoirs, so we’re asking local residents to please use water as sparingly as they can at present, even if supplies seem normal. This will help us keep as many taps running as possible while we complete the repair."

The southbound carriageway on the A205 from the A2 also remains closed.