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Scottish Water appeal for assistance in tracing leaks

Scottish Water teams are continuing work to trace and repair leaks across the water network in Orkney as a result of the recent severe weather.

Extra response teams will remain in place over the weekend and into next week, in order to tackle continuing high demand for water, both on the mainland network and in some of the North Isles.

The local Scottish Water team is continuing to ask customers to check any empty properties, holiday homes, out houses, field troughs or garden taps to identify where there may be any burst pipes.

A spokesperson for Scottish Water said: “We are hugely grateful to customers in Orkney for their assistance in recent days. As a result, we have been able to trace and address a significant number of leaks, mostly on service pipes which connect individual properties to the Scottish Water main.

“We are continuing to target the areas where we are seeing highest flows and have made progress in the East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray. We would ask customers in other areas also to check around their own homes, any other properties they look after and their local area.

“If they find any possible signs of leaking pipes, we would ask them to contact us with the details on 0800 0778 778 or using our social media channels.”