Contaminated water costs Scottish Water

Scottish Water has been fined for supplying water contaminated with hydrocarbons, iron and manganese to more than 6,000 households.

The incident, in June 2015, left residents without water for drinking, cooking or washing, meaning that businesses and schools had to close for more than 24 hours.

An investigation by the Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland (DWQRS) found that the inadvertent shutdown of the water main supplying the area during maintenance resulted in contaminated water being drawn back into the water supply system.

Although some of the contamination arose ...

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