Water valve fault fix may stop floods

A Scottish Water van on Kinloch Road, Campbeltown last week.

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A faulty Scottish Water valve has been blamed for a flood in a Campbeltown property.

Councillor Rory Colville said: ‘Last night I was contacted by a resident of Benmore Street whose house had been flooded.

‘It was possibly due to a rise in water pressure as this seems to have been fluctuating up and down recently.

‘I would like to suggest that should anyone else be experiencing a change in pressure to contact Scottish Water either by phone  0800 0778 778 or online on the link attached   https://www.scottishwater.co.uk/contact-us/report-a-problem

A spokesperson from Scottish Water told Councillor Colville: ‘I can confirm that our operational team has been aware of issues in Campbeltown regarding low and high pressures, which we believe was due to a faulty valve.

‘Work will be taking place next week which will include the installation of a new valve which should resolve the issues.’