About 10,000 homes lost water supplies or had severely low water pressure after an underground main burst in the Black Country on Monday.
Houses in Stow Heath Lane, East Park, Wolverhampton were flooded as the pipe burst at 7.30am, leaving the normally busy road under 2ft of water.
Shopfitter Gurmit Matharu, 26, who lives three miles away in Bentley, Walsall said he had lost his water supply as a result of the incident, with homes in Wednesfield and Willenhall also affected.
Severn Trent apologised to customers. A spokeswoman said: “Following a burst on a large water main on Stow Heath Lane, Severn Trent Water has re-connected over 6,000 customers using an alternative network of pipes.”
Supplies were expected to be fully restored by the end of the day, but the spokeswoman added that Stow Heath Lane would stay shut for major pipe repairs.