Apology after thousands of homes get dirty water

Scottish Water issues apology after households in Fife report difficulties with reduced pressure and discolouration.

Scottish Water has apologised after thousands of homes in Fife had problems with dirty water at the weekend.

The company also issued a plea for the public to do more to conserve water usage during hot weather.

It comes after households in Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Lochgelly, Methil, St Andrews and Newport-on-Tay saw experienced reduced pressure and water discolouration.

Kes Juskowiak, national water operations manager, said: “Normal water supplies have now been restored following the discolouration issue experienced by some customers at the weekend.

“Due to the hot weather we distributed an additional 450m litres of water to customers on Saturday and Sunday to meet demand, which placed a significant strain on our network.

“We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to customers and thank them for supporting our initial messages to help protect supplies and use the water wisely.”

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