Thousands of homes across London have either been left without running water or are experiencing low pressure.
Properties in the west and south west of the capital are affected, according to Thames Water.
Several schools have reportedly also been forced to close and are resorting to online learning for the day.
The water provider has apologised to its customers and says the issue has been caused by a ‘power supply problem’.
A Thames Water spokesman said on X, previously known as Twitter: ‘Following a power issue in West London some customers have no water or low pressure this morning.
‘We’re sorry for the disruption and we are working hard to fix the issue.’
The following postcodes are currently affected: SW4, SW8, SW9, SW13, SW14, SW15, SW18, SW19, TW1, TW2, TW3, TW4, TW5, TW7, TW8, TW9, TW10, TW11, TW12, TW13, TW14, TW17, W1H, W1H, W1M, W1N, W2, W3, W4, W6, W7, W10, W12, W13, W14.
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I’m trying to get more information for local residents and alarmed that schools are having to close because of this issue. @thameswater https://t.co/u8ad7qewkc
MP for Twickenham, Munira Wilson, confirmed a number of schools have been unable to open this morning due to ‘lack of water’.
She said that Thames Water ‘need to sort this soon’.
Ms Wilson wrote on X: ‘I’m trying to get more information for local residents and alarmed that schools are having to close because of this issue.’
Local businesses are also understood to be severely impacted.
Thames Water added on its website: ‘It’s been caused by a power supply problem which has affected our Ashford and Hampton water treatment works in west London.
‘We’re working hard to fix the issue and to get things back to normal.’
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