SOUTHERN Water is to open a second bottled water station for customers hit by a supply failure.

The firm has announced another temporary facility is due to open "shortly" at Places Leisure in Passfield Avenue, Eastleigh

Its first water station, at the Ageas Bowl, has been operating since 8am today.

Thousands of people in parts of Winchester and Southampton have been left with either low water pressure or no water at all for about 12 hours.

Southern Water has blamed a "failure" at its Otterbourne water supply works for the problem.

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In a statement, the company said engineers had worked through the night to try to resolve the issue but warned that supplies were unlikely to be restored for another two days.

Eastleigh MP Paul Holmes said about 15,000 properties were affected.

It follows a similar issue in December, when householders in Southampton and other parts of southern Hampshire were left without water for several days.

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In an earlier update issued at 6.30am the company said: "We're really sorry that our customers in South Winchester and Southampton are waking up to low pressure and a loss of water supply.

"Our teams worked through the night to resolve the issue, however it could take us 48 hours to return services.

"Bottled water stations will be open this morning and we’ll be updating the website shortly with locations.

"If you have any concerns, call us on 0330 303 0368."

The following postcodes are affected: SO15, SO16, SO18, SO19, SO21, SO22, SO30, SO31, SO32, SO50, SO51, SO53.