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A burst water main has resulted in low water pressure throughout the airport, with reports just two toilets are now working in one of the terminals. Passengers have also reported that several restaurants have been forced to shut, as they are unable to provide food or drinks. SSE Water are working to resolve the current issue while Gatwick has apologised for what has happened.
The airport has also tweeted passengers to ensure they have “contingency measures in place”.
A Gatwick spokesperson said: “An issue with the supply of SES Water to Gatwick and the surrounding area this morning has led to lower water pressure than normal across the airport.
“We are working closely with SES Water to ensure this issue is resolved as quickly as possible.
“Bottled water is being made available to passengers and staff across the airport and other contingency measures are being put in place to ensure the welfare of our passengers.
“We apologise for any inconvenience to passengers.”
A spokesman for SES Water said: “We have identified a burst water main in Shipley Bridge, Crawley, and are working hard to resolve this.
“As we progress with the repair, we’re hopeful this will begin to restore pressure to the surrounding areas.”
SES Water had earlier tweeted: “We have identified a burst water main in Shipley Bridge, Crawley, and are working hard to resolve this.
“As we progress with the repair, we’re hopeful this will begin to restore pressure to the surrounding areas.
“We’re sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.”
Raquel Rodrigues said she has already had a flight cancelled as a result of the disastrous staffing troubles that has blighted UK airports over recent weeks and “now there are no toilets”.
The Worthing local told The Metro: “There are only two working in the whole terminal and you can imagine what the queues are like.
“Nobody wants the airport to close but there are heated exchanges between staff and people trying to travel with young families.
“Apparently, there is a tanker coming but it’s just a bit third world.”
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