A water mains that was damaged during storm Ciara has now been repaired, but United Utilities says some homes and businesses remain without water.

The company said it would take some time to fully restore water supplies to some 8,000 homes affected.

Water has returned to some homes but pressure remains low and some homes are still without water.

A spokesman for United Utilities said: "We’re pleased to say that the repair to the damaged water pipe was successful and water supplies have continued to return to customers across the region.

"It will take us some time to fully restore water to all areas as we have 90 million litres of water to bring back into the network.

"As water supplies return some customers may find that their water is discoloured."

An FAQ sheet can be found on their website.

Any customers who are still without water then the bottled water stations remain open today. Locations are listed below:

  • Glenridding Village Hall, Penrith, CA11 OQA
  • The Crown Inn, Ivegill, CA4 0PT
  • Shap Memorial Hall, Shap, Penrith CA10 3NL
  • Market Square, Kirkby Stephen, CA17 4QN
  • Moot Hall, Boroughgate, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6XE
  • Pooley Bridge Village Hall, Pooley Bridge, Penrith, CA10 2NL
  • Greystoke Village Greystoke, Penrith, CA11 0TP
  • Tebay Services (Northbound), Westmorland Place, Orton, CA10 3SB

Shap Parish Council chairman, councillor Jean Jackson praised the efforts to supply bottled water. She said: “We’ve just got to plough on with it and do our best.”