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Water safe after quality warning in Kirkintilloch's Woodilee estate

Residents in part of an East Dunbartonshire town have been advised their water is now safe to drink and cook with.

It comes after Scottish Water issued a warning to people living in the Woodilee estate in Kirkintilloch over a "quality issue".

The "precautionary measure" came after complaints about the taste, odour and appearance of water in the area.

Scottish Water said that following analysis, the area's supply is safe.

The affected properties were in: Cramond Drive, The Archies View, Salt Marsh Drive, Cotton Grass Court, Fox Glove Gardens, Cloud Berry Place, Bothlin Court, Rutherford Drive, Rutherford Road, Carriesbrook Avenue, Robb Terrace, Lapwing Avenue and Blairhill Avenue.

Customers were told not use their water for drinking, cleaning teeth, preparing babies' feeds and disinfecting equipment, preparing food, pet food and drink or washing open wounds.

Simon Parsons, Scottish Water's chief scientist, said: "Our top priority is the protection of public health so as a precaution we advised people in the affected area not to drink or cook with their tap water.

"We appreciate the inconvenience this caused and would like to thank people for their patience while we worked to resolve the issue."

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