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West End News : Dundee LibDem councillor welcomes resolution on water hydrant burst issue

August 16, 2006 6:15 PM

West End LibDem Dundee City Councillor Fraser Macpherson has welcomed news that a permanent repair to the burst water hydrant in the West End's Step Row is to take place tomorrow evening (Thursday 17th August).

The problems started around a fortnight ago when a spindle failure led to water pouring from a pipe and leaking all over the roadway of Step Row, damaging vehicles and soaking the adjacent buildings and street. Although a temporary repair was undertaken, water is still leaking from the hydrant and Cllr Macpherson said that residents were rightly anxious for a permanent repair to be carried out as soon as possible.

"From my discussions with Scottish Water, I am pleased to say that it looks promising that the permanent repair will be carried out starting around 6pm," said Cllr Macpherson.

"I am grateful that an end is in sight to this problem, and although it appears that unfortunately the repair will need a temporary road closure overnight and a few hours' disruption to nearby households' supply, residents will be pleased to see the problem getting properly resolved.

"Scottish Water has assured me that it has written to those households affected by the work to give them advance warning."

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