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David Sneddon next to the burst water pipe on his property in Rose Terrace, Leven
David Sneddon next to the burst water pipe on his property in Rose Terrace, Leven

A LEVEN man has said he is worried that someone may get seriously hurt if a burst water pipe in his garden is not fixed soon.

David Sneddon, who recently bought the property in Rose Terrace, said he purchased the house thinking that the problem would be fixed as soon as possible.

However, it has now been several weeks since he first contacted Scottish Water, and although Mr Sneddon has made a number of phone calls, and representatives from Scottish Water have been to his home to look at the pipe, no solution has been found.

Mr Sneddon said: “There is a paving slab over the burst pipe, which is actually inside a manhole, but the pressure is getting progressively worse and I’m worried that it’s going to get so bad, it will throw the slab off and someone could get hurt.

“I worked in the housing trade for 38 years and one of our men went through a water main once – it lifted the JCB right off the ground, so you can imagine what it would do to a slab.”

Mr Sneddon purchased the house so he could be next door to his elderly mother who has dementia.

“When I bought the house, I was under the impression the pipe would be fixed quite soon.

“The pipe is very old, pre-1930s at least, and it goes right through the manhole, so I know its not a small job, but if this was in the middle of the road, it would be fixed in a couple of hours. It’s gone on for too long now.”