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Service Updates

Scottish Water aims to advise customers of emergency or essential works taking place that may affect their water supply. This may include no water, low pressure or water quality cases. We will work around the clock to ensure regular updates are available for you.

If you are affected by an unplanned interruption to your supply we have prepared a leaflet that explains what to expect.

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21st March 2019, 22:16

We've had reports of loss of water supply, low pressure and discoloured water in the Greenock area this evening.

We're on site and have located a fault with one of the valves on the network which is currently under repair.

Although we do not have an estimate time of repair, we will continue to work on the network until normal supplies restored.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience


10th March 2019, 10:52
PA,KA / Ayrshire

Scottish Water is continuing work to resolve issues of discoloured water experienced by some customers in parts of Ayrshire, served by the Bradan Water Treatment Works.


Bradan Water Treatment Works supplies over 240,000 customers and we have an ongoing programme of work which is targeting areas that continue to experience discoloured water. Since this work began we have seen a significant reduction in the number of contacts reported to us, however, we are aware there are some customers who continue to experience issues and we apologise for this.


As well as responding to specific reports from customers, our programme of work has seen us flushing 346km of water pipes as well as flushing over 2300 water hydrants across the water network in attempt to alleviate the discolouration issue. These activities require careful planning and our work is being programmed in a controlled and targeted manner. We want to reassure those customers still affected by discolouration that we remain focussed on resolving this matter as quickly as possible.


If customers do experience discolouration in their water supply they should refer to:


We would like to thank all affected customers for their continued patience whilst we work to resolve this and apologise sincerely for any inconvenience this matter is causing.