Councillor’s angry blast at delay in repairing Holytown water burst

Picture Alan Watson. Water burst is at the junction of Stevenston Street and Windsor Road in Holytown.
Picture Alan Watson. Water burst is at the junction of Stevenston Street and Windsor Road in Holytown.
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A councillor this week blasted Scottish Water for not dealing with a burst which has caused flooding in Holytown.

Councillor James Coyle said he was furious that nothing had been done about water pouring up out of the ground at the corner of Stevenston Street and Windsor Road for over a week.

The scene of the water burst in Holytown

The scene of the water burst in Holytown

The burst happened overnight Friday into Saturday, January 23 to 24, but as we went to press this week repairs still hadn’t been started.

Councillor Coyle said “Water has been pouring down the street and Scottish Water are aware of it but trying to get them to do something about it is absolutely horrendous.

“This is an obvious danger to the public, both for drivers and pedestrians, particularly as with the weather we’re having it’s icing up.

“It was brought home to me when I saw the crossing patroller standing in the middle of it trying to get the kids across the road. This crossing is used by kids going to Holytown Primary and Christ the King Primary.

“I have been in contact with the roads department who have in turn been in touch with Scottish Water. But Scottish Water say they have other priorities.

“I don’t know what these priorities are but this situation is a danger to life and limb.”

A Scottish Water spokesperson said: “We will be carrying out this repair as a matter of priority, and hope to do so as quickly as possible.

“We apologise for the inconvenience and are grateful to customers for their patience and understanding.”