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Cumbernauld's got water!

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 00:00 GMT on Wednesday, 13th July, 2011.
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YESTERDAY seen Cumbernauld households complaining of water being in short supply and, it was later discovered that a leaking 36 inch main pipe at Glenhead Farm was the cause of the problem.
Scottish Water sent out its Engineers to correct the problem which saw Engineers dig down over eight metres to repair the broken pipe.
Once repairs had begun to return water to areas such as Kildrum, Seafar and the Town Centre, Scottish Power began to hand out bottled water at locations throughout Cumbernauld, from the Town Hall to the Westfield Industrial Estate.
Since then Scottish Water has confirmed that their Engineers have diverted the water to another pipe, missing the faulty main pipe completely.

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A spokesperson for the company said: "It may take a number of hours for the network to fully recharge and it will be necessary for our engineers to continue monitoring the mains supply network.

"When normal supplies are fully restored customers may also experience some discolouration to their supply. This discolouration is harmless and will gradually disappear as the system returns to normal.

"Meanwhile, demand for bottled water at our specified locations in the town is proving significant. We are making every effort to replenish these supplies as quickly and as often as possible.

"We ask customers to remain patient, and to only take the amount of water they will need until this issue is resolved."

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