DOZENS of Barrhead homeowners have been left without water due to a burst pipe.

Around 40 properties in Manse Court are experiencing a loss of normal supply, low pressure or discoloured water after a main which serves the area burst last week.

Scottish Water was forced to isolate the water supply to allow engineers to work on repairing the affected pipe today.

The repairs are expected to be completed this afternoon.

A Scottish Water spokesman said: “There was a burst four-inch water main in Manse Court about a week ago. To enable our engineers to work on repairing the burst they had to temporarily isolate the water supply today.

“This is affecting customers in about 40 properties in the area, which will be experiencing a loss of normal water supply, low water pressure or discoloured water.

“We anticipate that we will complete the repair of the burst main this afternoon. This will enable the restoration of normal water supplies. When individual properties have normal supplies restored could depend on their location on our network.

“When normal supplies are restored, some customers might experience some discoloured water.

“Affected customers should run the cold water tap in their kitchen gently until the water runs clear. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank affected customers for their patience and understanding.”

Last week, we told how around 100 Neilston homes had no water supply following a burst main in Glen Avenue and Madras Place.

A similar incident also took place at Eastwood Leisure Centre last Wednesday.

The doors to the facility were shut amid fears of a gas leak, however, East Renfrewshire Council confirmed a burst water pipe had led to the alarm being raised and that no leak was detected.