THE Queen's jam suppliers have been blamed for leaving a local housing estate without enough water to flush the loo or use the shower.
Wilkin and Sons in Tiptree's operation is causing huge water pressure drops and affecting a newly-built estate.
The Essex jam makers have held a Royal Warrant since 1911 and hosted Queen Elizabeth II in 2010 for a tour.
But residents say they are causing problems when the factory refills the massive water tanks - used to clean the fruit.
They say it is effecting their boilers, with pressure dropping to nearly "nothing" at certain times of the day.
Some people have even taken to putting water in their fridges to ensure they have adequate supplies when the pressure drops.
Charlie Garnish, 27, reported the issues last month. He said: "I've been going mad about it - the taps were completely unusable.
"There was not enough pressure to run a shower and I was having to keep water supplies in the fridge for drinking.
"We even had to have buckets next to the toilet, it was ridiculous."
IT worker Charlie moved into his home last December and the water pressure haemorrhaged in June.
I've been going mad about it - the taps were completely unusable.Charlie Garnish
He was told by a workman from Anglian Water that the problem had been caused when Wilkin and Sons "tried to take too much water".
He added: "We've not heard anything at all from Tiptree and Sons. It's disgusting really how we've been treated.
"I've put in an official complaint to Anglian Water and have been in constant discussions with them."
Victoria Patrick said she was struggling to bath her kids or "wash up or do the mundane things, just the everyday stuff".
She said: "The water pressure quite often drops to near on nothing, to the point where the boiler can't even work because there is not enough flow through it to start."
And newly moved in resident Gavin Smith, 42, added: "It's been better recently - for the past couple of weeks - but before that our taps weren't putting out much pressure.
"We've only been here for six weeks and it's lovely so it was a shame that about the water."
Suppliers Anglian Water has now called a meeting with jam-makers Wilkin and Sons to ensure an adequate supply.
A spokeswoman for the firm said the meeting would take place next week.
She said: "In the meantime, we've agreed with the factory that we will advise them on the best time of day to refill their water tanks, so that it has minimal disruption for nearby residents."
Chris Newham, joint managing director of Wilkin and Sons, said the firm had been frustrated by the issue "as we know all our new neighbours are".
He said: "Having worked with Anglian Water for over a year to ensure the correct supply was available to our site, we have had to revert to our old supply until such time as the pressure issues with the new supply have been resolved to everyone's satisfaction."
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