September 29th, 2016

Marlbrook had its own 30ft fountain after leak

Updated: 11:18 am, May 07, 2015

THIS was the scene Bromsgrove residents were treated to this week when what looked like a giant water feature sprung up in Marlbrook.

The Standard was contacted about the leak by one man who lived nearby.

On seeing the gallons of water projected into the air, he described it as ‘the area’s new 30ft fountain’.

We sent our photographer Marcus Mingins to the scene of to capture the water jet which, with the surrounding trees and winter sunlight shining through it, looked pretty picturesque.

Seven Trent employees were in the Old Birmingham Road at 2.20pm today (Thursday) working to fix the problem posed by the new fountain.

A Severn Trent spokesperson said: “We apologise to anyone affected by the leak.

“We have now fixed and completed the repairs to the pipe today and there were no customers affected.”

She added it was caused by a burst pipe on Monday that had got progressively worse.

The water leak on Old Birmingham Road. Photo by Marcus Mingins 0315002MMR1

The leak on Old Birmingham Road. Picture by Marcus Mingins 0315003MMR2.