SCOTTISH Water have apologised after a burst main affected the supply to 16 homes in Aberdour.

A leak in the Hawkcraig area yesterday (Wednesday) evening left some residents without water.

Other homes had a drop in water pressure or dirty or discoloured water.

Iain Fleming, from Aberdour Community Council, had posted: "An engineer has attended this leak but was unable to make the repair on attendance.

"A further request for a squad of engineers to attend and make the repair has been arranged.

"If you live locally it may be best practice to store water in case the repair involves a water outage."

This afternoon a spokesperson for Scottish Water said: "The burst in the Hawkcraig area was reported to us yesterday evening and repaired this morning.

"A total of 16 properties in the area were impacted by this burst, to a three inch water main pipe, in terms of supply, water pressure or discoloured water.

"All properties should have normal supply now.

"We apologise for any inconvenience."

On average Scottish Water deal with 95 bursts a day across the country, the majority of those are caused by the incorrect items being flushed down the toilet – including wipes, sanitary products, cotton wool and fats, oils and grease.