Scottish Water has issued a health warning that tap water in hundreds of homes may not be safe to drink or cook with.
After talking to experts the water supplier ascertained that there was a water quality problem with the tap water on the Woodilee estate in Lenzie, near Glasgow. The alert began after complaints about the taste, smell and colour of water in homes.
At first Scottish Water warned the 192 residents there not to bathe or wash with the water on the Woodilee estate either, but officials say it is now safe.
However, families should still not drink the tap water or use it to brush their teeth, prepare food or anything for babies such as baby food or disinfecting equipment.
The warning stated “water should not be used for preparing food including ice cubes and salads, preparing pet food or washing open wounds. The water can be used for flushing toilets and for washing clothes and dishes. But water used for dishes should be hot and the dishes should be dried thoroughly.”
Scottish Water will inform customers when the alert is lifted. In the meantime the cause of the problem is being investigated. Samples have been taken for water testing and bottled water is being handed out at the estate. The advice was issued after Scottish Water liaised with the public health consultant at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.by