UNITED Utilities has confirmed that water supply issues across Barrow have been resolved after a burst pipe.

Residents woke up to no water on Saturday morning due to water supply issues.

A major water leak was reported close to Furness College and locals from Walney said water was barely trickling out of their taps.

Lisa Frith said on The Mail’s Facebook page: “Water is pouring out on Ironworks Road and it has made three very large puddles of standing water, all between the college.”

Chloe Bell, who hosted a birthday party on Saturday, said: “What’s happening with water in Vickerstown? We have no water at all and I have my daughters birthday party in a couple of hours.”

United Utilities confirmed the issue had been reported at 5.20am on Saturday and work was still ongoing at 8.30pm to fix the problem on the corner of Bessamer Way and Ironworks Road.

The grounds at Furness College was left submerged in water, leaving fears that it would be closed for the foreseeable future.

However, the college sustained no damage to the buildings and it will be open as usual.

A Furness College spokesman said: “The Sports Hall at Furness College was unaffected by the floods and all buildings will be open as usual Monday”

United Utilities carried on throughout Saturday night to finish emergency repairs to the burst pipe due to the complex nature of the damage.

A spokesperson for United Utilities said: “We were called at 5:20am to reports of water issues in the Barrow and Walney area.

“We were able to get engineers out to re-route the water supply through to Walney and the issue was resolved yesterday morning.

“This meant that workers could get on with the emergency repairs to the burst pipe on Bessamer Way.

“They worked throughout the night and the water pipe was repaired by 3.30am on Sunday.

“The water supply was back on at around 9am yesterday morning and all repair work has been completed.”