Water supplies in and around Horsham are set to be back up and running within hours, Southern Water has confirmed.
Households across the town as well as many in nearby villages have been without water since the early hours of this morning after an 18-inch mains burst in Slinfold.
To keep up to date with the latest information see: Horsham mains burst: What we know so far
The water supplier said engineers were currently on site fixing the issue which has affected thousands of homes and businesses across the district.
Some properties have already had water restored with others set to be reconnected within a few hours.
A spokesman said: “Our first priority is to inform all those customers directly affected and we currently estimate that everyone’s water supply will be back up and running within a few hours.
“If anyone spots a leak, please report it to us immediately by calling 0800 820 999.
“We apologise for the inconvenience caused and we appreciate customers’ patience while we repair the leak.”