Precautions now lifted says Scottish Water

Water tap. Picture: TSPL
Water tap. Picture: TSPL

Scottish Water customers in parts of the Isle of Lewis have been advised they no longer have to boil water to make it safe to use.

The precautionary measures were in place after sampling uncovered unusual microbiology results, affecting the taps in 250 properties in Uig and for 1000 properties in the North & South Lochs area and the Achmore area.

In both cases, the boil water notices, imposed on the advice of the Consultant in Public Health Medicine (CPHM), NHS Western Isles - have now been lifted and customers can use their tap water normally, confirms Scottish Water.

A Scottish Water spokesman said: “We want to thank the affected customers for their patience and understanding over the past few days.

“Public health is of paramount importance and that is why we have such robust procedures to monitor and analyse water quality.

“Our staff on the Isle of Lewis have worked round the clock to make sure this problem has been resolved as quickly as possible.”