Apparently this is the fourth time a water main has ruptured at this spot, on Liverpool Road in Huyton.
We were first alerted to the fact that something was amiss with South Liverpool’s water when we noticed that we appeared to be showering in weak tea – or something rather more unpleasant if you’re imagination allows.
Happily it did allow for some local residents to enjoy watching an 80-foot geyser of water shooting into the air above their houses.
Unhappily several people had to be rescued by boat a couple of hours later when the resulting flow of water flooded the area.
United Utilities say that sediment may cause discolouration to water supplies in the meantime, which may put your mind at rest.