MVS assists in Isle of Wight Emergency


The MVS was called in to help after emergency plans were put in place on the Isle of Wight over fears that 10,000 homes in the Newport area were at risk of losing their mains water supply.

Cracked pipes surrounding the reservoir at Carisbrooke led to a major incident being declared.

Firefighters and Southern Water engineers unloaded thousands of bottles of water from lorries with the MVS drafted in to distribute water to the vulnerable.

Southern Water said that ‘unprecedented leakage’ was to blame for the crisis.

Picture courtesy of the Island Echo.