Tarmac work leaves homes without clean water for five weeks
People living in a small rural community on the outskirts of the capital have been left without clean drinking water and struggling to wash for the past five weeks after their water supply was cut off by a multinational construction company.
The private water supply to five homes along Edinburgh’s Long Dalmahoy Road, between Balerno and Kirknewton, is controlled by Tarmac, which operates the nearby Ravelrig quarry.
It was first interrupted on 7 September to allow the firm to replace pipework and remove a tank which fed the homes with water.
But the householders have remained cut off or with... read more
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