Glasgow & West Scotland

Thousands of Glasgow homes without water after supply problem

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About 20,000 properties across north Glasgow were left without water after a fault in the supply system.

Scottish Water said it had received a high number of calls from people in the G12, G20, G23, G41, G42, G43, G61 and G62 areas on Saturday morning.

The company said the problem with a control valve was resolved after 11:30.

It is advising any households experiencing cloudy or discoloured water to run kitchen taps at half pressure until the supply runs clear.

A spokesman said: "We have identified a fault with a valve on our network which caused an interruption to the water supplies for customers in several areas of Glasgow this morning.

"The issue has now been resolved and the network is starting to recover. However, it may take a few hours for the system to fully recharge.

"While the supply is being restored please be aware that you may experience no water supply, low/intermittent pressure, or discoloured water."

He added: "We would like to apologise to customers who have experienced disruption to their water supply this morning.

"We understand the inconvenience this causes and appreciate everyone's patience while our team completed a repair in order to restore supplies as quickly as possible."

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