A power cut at a water supplier’s site that left residents without running taps for five hours has been fixed.
Just after 5pm, people living in Barming, near Maidstone, were warned by South East Water to expect hours of dry taps as its site nearby was unable to pump water.
The issue was resolved just after 10pm and residents woke up to fully functioning taps this morning.
On its website South East Water said: “Our team on site has now resolved the issue at our site and you should now see your taps flowing as normal.
“If your water looks brown in colour, please don’t worry as it is not harmful.
“This happens when small particles of iron within the mains are disturbed.
“Your water may also appear cloudy or white.
“If you fill a glass of water and it clears from the bottom upwards then this means your water is just a little more aerated that usual.
“Simply run the water from your cold tap until the water is clear.
“Once again, we’re really sorry for the disruption.”