A power cut has left parts of Greater Manchester without running water tonight.
Emergency services have set up bottled water stations in the city after United Utilities announced it had encountered trouble this evening.
The northern utility firm revealed the outage was first reported after 6pm, and caused “technical issues” at nearby water treatment works.
These left some customers without running water in the Stockport and Hazel Grove areas.
While officials work to correct the issue, they have made nearby bottled water stations available until 10pm tonight.
Locals can retrieve botles from Hazel Grove Park and Ride and High Lane Park.
The stations close from 10pm to 8am on Saturday morning.
In a statement, a United Utilities spokesman said: “We are working hard to resolve the issue but it does mean that some customers in parts of Stockport and Hazel Grove may find they have no water.
“Due to the likely disruption to water services, two bottled water stations have been set up for customers to collect free bottled water supplies.
“These will be open from 6pm this evening (Friday 11 November) until 10pm and from 8am tomorrow morning.
“These bottled water stations will remain in place as long as is needed while we resolve this issue.”
The statement added: “We know how disruptive this will be, please be assured we are doing all we can to get water supplies back to normal just as soon as we can.”