WEEKS of disruption is expected as a water leak in Test Valley is being fixed.

The water leak, on Castle Lane, North Baddesley has been flowing "gallons" of water down the road for five weeks.

It will now cause disruption for a few more weeks, as Southern Water start to fix the damage which is said to have "complexities".

It has now been revealed the leak was caused by damage by a third party contractor.

An original statement from Southern Water said it will cause "some weeks" of disruption and that it is a "complex job".

They then issued a new statement which said: “Due to third party damage, there are currently leaking valves in Castle lane, North Baddesley, SO52.

"The work may take some time to resolve due to complexities.

"Two way lights have been installed to keep our team safe during repairs.

"We’d like to apologise for any disruption or delay this causes drivers and thank them for their patience while we work as quickly as we can to complete the job.”

Castle Lane resident, Denise Tilbury, said: "As a resident of castle lane I feel let down with the water board as we have not received any correspondence regarding the leak or when they plan on fixing it.

"The traffic outside our house is bad at the best of times.

"Now they have traffic lights up and still no acknowledgement to us residents."

This comes as residents were outraged that the water leak was going to take another 11 days to be fixed.

One concerned resident, Peter Rawlings from Romsey said: "The road is covered in water.

"The amount of water which is going down there must be gallons, it is such a waste.

"It is turning into black ice too."

Another resident, Carol Williams, from Rownhams said: "The water is pouring out and they have just put some cones around it.

"It has been going on for four weeks and I have never seen anyone there fixing it."