Hundreds of homes without water after fault shuts off supply

Engineers worked through the night to restore supplies in Aberdeen but hundreds remain without a regular source.

Hundreds of Aberdeen homes without water after fault shuts off supply in five areas iStock

Hundreds of homes in Aberdeen remain without water after supplies were unexpectedly cut off.

Experts say they are working to fix the issue affecting those in the AB12, AB16, AB21, AB24 and AB25 areas following an interruption at around noon on Friday afternoon.

Scottish Water believes it has narrowed the issue down to a 1.2km stretch of road between Slopefield Service Reservoir and the junction of Great Western Road and Duthie Terrace.

Engineers remain in attendance at the scene, but the utility firm has warned they may not be restored until later in the day.

Alternative sources including a tanker of water are being brought in while a bottled water station is to be set up in Kincorth by midday for those in desperate need.

“We apologise to all customers affected for the interruption to their service,” a statement read.

“Following extensive investigations, through the night, our engineers have isolated part of the public water network and made alterations which have restored supplies to most areas who have been without water.

“Our field teams are continuing investigations and systematically testing different areas of the network to locate the source of the problem.”

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