Left high and dry

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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.”

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