Burst pipe leaves 500 homes without water
THIS burst water pipe meant 500 homes were without water in Garvock Hill and Wellwood on Monday night.
Scottish Water said its engineers worked through the night to get the supply back to affected homes.
The large water main at Pilmuir Street was damaged in the afternoon by contractors.
Wellwood resident and dad of two Chris Blacklaw (28), Leadside Crescent, said, "At about 5.30pm our water supply was running slow and then it was dirty.
"About an hour later we tried the water again and it was off completely.
"We couldn't wash the dishes or have a shower. It came back on about 9.30pm and the water was brown."
On Tuesday morning, Anne Marie Dewar, Scottish Water's regional community manager for the area, said, "Our dedicated engineers have been working through the night to carry out this essential pipeline repair.
"In order for our engineers to fix the water main as quickly and safely as possible it was critical that they switch off the water supply serving around 500 properties in the Garvock Hill area of the town.
"Using their expert knowledge of this complicated system of pipes, they diverted supplies in order to keep disruption to an absolute minimum with all customers back in supply again this morning.
"We would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience this work may have caused."
A Fife Council spokesperson said the incident was not caused by contractors but was the result of "an historical leak".
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 01 May 12
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May 4, 00:12
Let me see if I've got this right:
Dunfermline Press Quote - "The large water main at Pilmuir Street was damaged in the afternoon by contractors. "
Dunfermline Press Quote - "A Fife Council spokesperson said the incident was not caused by contractors but was the result of "an historical leak."
Dunfermline Press investigative journalism at it's very best. Would it not make more sense to track down the genuine cause of the incident before going to press? Or are you actually hoping to generate an argument between Fife Council and the contractors? More to the point, why the **** are you guys printing about a few homes loosing their water supply for a few hours?
Slow news day?
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