With low water levels reported elsewhere in Scotland, Orkney Islands Council is offering some handy tips to people in the county with private water supplies – in case they experience similar problems later in the year.
Private Water Supply users can follow the tips below to help you reduce your water consumption.
“It’s important to stress no problems with private water supplies in Orkney have been reported to us,” said Environmental Health Manager David Brown.“But we are aware of supply shortages for some private water sources in other areas of Scotland, due to the relatively dry weather over recent weeks.
“If any private water users in Orkney do start to have supply problems, they are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible for assistance. It has happened in the past and so we thought it timely to providing some advice to help residents with private supplies reduce consumption.” Email Env.Health@orkney.gov.uk or phone 01856873535 Ext 2801.
Updates on water supplies from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency can be found here.
General advice for those on private supplies can be found following these links: