Freuchie burst water main: School closed due to no water supply

A Fife school has been issued with an emergency closure order due to a burst water main, which has severely disrupted supplied to the whole area

Thursday, 16th June 2022, 12:06 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th June 2022, 1:42 pm
Engineers are working to restore supplies.  Picture: Michael Gillen
Engineers are working to restore supplies. Picture: Michael Gillen

Scottish Water says it is working to restore normal supplies to around 1000 properties Freuchie, Dunshalt, Auchtermuchty and Falkland following a burst on a strategic water main in the early hours of this morning.

Freuchie Primary School has been ordered to close by Fife Council due to health and safety concerns relating to no running water or working toilet facilities.

The water main in question is close to the A912 in Drums at around 8am this morning.

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Scottish Water operatives have isolated the burst and are working on the repair, with plans to both backfeed from a neighbouring water supply zone and tankering water into the local network to support the restoration of normal water supplies to properties as quickly as possible.

Engineers aim to have all supplies restored by 4pm this afternoon.

Residents who still have discoloured water when supplies are restored are advised to run the cold water tap in their kitchen, at half pressure until the water runs clear.

Anyone who has experienced flooding due to the incident should call Scottish Water on 0800 0778 778.