Edinburgh water shortage: Faulty valve ‘fixed’

Water tap. Picture: TSPL

Water tap. Picture: TSPL

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REPAIR work on a faulty valve which caused a cut in water supply to homes across the Capital has been fixed, Scottish Water bosses have confirmed.

The problem, which emerged over the weekend, caused scores of residents to be hit by low water pressure and loss of supply.

Some homes in Edinburgh have been without water this morning. Picture: Robert Perry

Some homes in Edinburgh have been without water this morning. Picture: Robert Perry

A spokeswoman said: “There was a risk the supply could again be affected in parts of the Old Town and New Town this morning.

“A team of our engineers have been on site all morning working on the valve and the surrounding network, trying to keep as many customers on their normal supply as they could.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this essential repair work. We understand over the weekend many customers were affected and that these further issues must be frustrating.”

She added: “Scottish Water wish to assure customers that we devoted all available local resources to solving this issue as soon as possible.”