Properties in the Woodville Road area of the town may have ‘very low water pressure or no water at all’ as a result of the issue, says Anglian Water.
Supplies are expected to be restored by midday, the water provider says, apologising for the inconvenience caused while repair work takes place and thanking residents for their patience.
UPDATE – 9.50am: Anglian Water has updated customers to say that the repair work has been completed and the water supply restored.
Anyone who finds that their water is cloudy or discoloured is advised to run the tap for a few minutes and then it should clear.
If this does not resolve the problem, they should call 03457 145 145 or contact the water provider via its Facebook or Twitter accounts.