Major water leak delays opening of Ripon junior school
Sep 5, 2023
Holy Trinity Junior School was closed today because of a major water leak

Ripon’s Holy Trinity Junior School was unable to open today for the start of the new academic year because it had no water supply.

The Church Lane school was without water from Friday, when a major leak was discovered but will be back open tomorrow morning (Wednesday) after water engineers and plumbers completed repair works this afternoon.

Executive headteacher Sue Sanderson, who confirmed that the water is now back on, told the Stray Ferret:

“We were forced to close the site to children as there was no water for toilet, hygiene, cleaning etc. The caretaker’s bungalow has also been without water since Friday.”

The water pipe junction

Ms Sanderson added:

“We discovered a major water leak on the junior site which involved the water supply being turned off on Friday afternoon for essential repairs – a junction on the main supply pipe urgently needed replacing.

“The replacement part arrived on Monday and was fitted. However, we were informed later in the afternoon that the supply could not be turned on for a further 24 hours. I’m pleased to say that the water is all back on now.”

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