Water supply returns to properties as Pittenweem burst repaired

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Normal water supplies are being restored to customers in parts of the east of Fife who were affected by a burst water main in Pittenweem.

The burst this morning (Monday) on a nine inch main in a field near Viewforth Place in Pittenweem affected supplies to some customers in the Pittenweem, Elie, St Monans, Abercrombie, Kilconquhar, Earlsferry and Colinsburgh areas.

Scottish Water confirmed this afternoon that the repair has been completed and normal supplies are being restord.

When customers have their supply restored depends on where their properties are located on the local network.

Engineers were on the scene early this morning and used tankers to put water into the network while the repair progressed.

This substantially reduced the number of properties which were affected.

As the local network recharges, or returns to normal, following the repair it is possible that some of the affected properties will experience discoloured water.

This is a normal occurrence after such bursts and any customers who do experience discoloured water should run the cold water kitchen tap gently until the water runs clear.

Steve Scott, Scottish Water’s regional communities team manager for the area, said: “We worked as quickly and efficiently as we could to deal with the burst in Pittenweem.

“With the use of tankers to bring water in to the local network, we were able to limit the number of properties whose normal supplies were disrupted to a fraction of those which could have been affected.

“However, while it was good that the majority of properties in these areas were not disrupted, we apologise for the inconvenience to those who were and thank them for their patience and understanding.”