Edinburgh homes left without water for 3 days after pipe bursts

A number of homes in Edinburgh have reportedly not had water for three days after a mains pipe burst in the south west of the city.

Monday, 8th July 2019, 7:37 pm
A damaged pipe. Pic: RosnaniMusa/Shutterstock
A damaged pipe. Pic: RosnaniMusa/Shutterstock

Scottish Water told the BBC they are doing all they can to repair the pipe, which burst in Harlaw Road in Balerno in the city's outskirts on Saturday.

Homes in Balerno, Currie and Blinkbonny are thought to have been affected with either no water, low water pressure or discoloured water.

Scottish Water says bottled water was given to the worst affect homes.

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A Scottish Water spokeswoman told the BBC: "We received reports of a burst on a 45cm water main at Harlaw Road in Balerno on Saturday afternoon.

"An alternative water supply was put in place and the vast majority of people in the Balerno/Currie area did not have any water issues.

"Some customers reported low water pressure or discoloured water which can happen when alternative supplies are used.

"A small number of customers have reported a loss of water supply. To date we have delivered bottled water to five premises in the area while the repair is underway.

"We are doing all we can to have repair this issue as quickly as possible and hope that work will be completed later today and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

"If customers have any concerns about their water supply we urge them to contact our customer engagement centre on 0800 0778778."