Left high and dry
Residents in Rutherglen and Cambuslang were left without water for hours last Saturday morning (August 23).
Locals woke up to low water pressure, while some had no water at all.
The problem persisted for around two and a half hours with Scottish Water saying the culprit was a burst water main in Glasgow Green.
Lydia Kelly (66), who lives on Main Street, Rutherglen, said: “It was off for a good few hours, when it came back on the colour was a bit off but it eventually went back to normal.”
Residents in Cambuslang also reported a loss of water pressure.
Locals took to social media to vent their frustration. Scott Allan wrote on Twitter: “No water in Rutherglen area! Not happy as I just stepped in to the shower!” Ashlynnn wrote on twitter: @scottish_water there is no water in rutherglen I’m just wondering how long this is for? And why this is?
A spokesman for Scottish Water said: “There was a burst on a 27 inch water main in Glasgow Green near the River Clyde on Saturday morning. This caused a loss of normal water supplies or low water pressure in Rutherglen and parts of the east and south of Glasgow from about 9.20am.
“Scottish Water responded as quickly as possible and within about two and a half hours we had shut off the burst and started restoring normal supplies to affected properties. We estimate that all affected properties had their normal supplies restored by early
“Some customers would have had their normal supply restored before others depending on the location of their property on the network.”