AN Oxfordshire village has been forced to rely on deliveries of bottled and tanker water after taps have been running dry.

Residents of Northend said the emergency supplies arrived on yesterday (9) after Thames Water confirmed 68 customers had been “completely without water for a period of time”.

The fault is due “technical issues” at Stokenchurch reservoir in Buckinghamshire which the water company which has allegedly “dried up”.

It is not the first time the problem has occured with villagers being left without water earlier this month.

READ MORE: Met Office issue EXTREME heat warning for Oxfordshire

Thames Water has apologised for the issues saying it understands how “inconvenient” it is, especially with the hot weather.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Oxfordshire starting tomorrow (11) with “extreme” weather conditions expected across parts of the UK and Wales.

Temperatures are expected to reach highs of 33°C with the weather warning ending on Sunday (14).


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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

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