HUNDREDS of houses remain without water today more than 24 hours after their supply was cut off.

Thames Water reported a power fault at the water works on Wednesday morning, affecting residents across Berkshire.

Hurst, Twyford and Woodley were among the worst-affected areas, with bottled water being provided at designated stations.

Water is available at Hare Hatch Garden Centre, The Seven Stars and Woodley Airfield Youth & Community Centre.

Supply returned to areas of Woodley, Wargrave and twyford in the early hours, but some households are still reporting low pressure or no water.

A spokesman for Thames Water said: "We are very sorry for all the disruption the power fault on our network has caused, and appreciate the patience of all our customers in the affected areas.

"They have been very supportive.

"We still have large tankers pumping water into our network, and will continue to have teams handing out bottled water through the night, just in case it is needed.

"By transferring water from other regions, we have been able to return the Sonning and Charvil areas back into supply.

"Unfortunately, despite our best efforts to maintain supplies in the remaining areas, including using tankers to pump water into the network, there is currently less water than normal flowing into our pipes there.

"However, we continue to have a full team of engineers working hard to fix the issue and they are doing everything they can to get things back to normal as quickly as possible."