Work to maintain water quality

Forfar residents are being asked to avoid using their dishwashers or washing machines during certain hours while maintenance work is carried out in the area.

Scottish Water, in partnership with RPS Water, is currently flushing out water mains in the town and household appliance should not be used between 10pm and 6am.

A spokesman for the water authority said that work began on May 18 and will continue, in two phases, up to June 15 although all affected housholds will be notified in advance.

He continued: “The first programme is in Baggerton East, and the flushing will take place between May 18 and May 28.

“The second programme is in Baggerton West, and the flushing will take place between June 1 and June 15. The work is over ten nights, Monday to Thursday, excluding Friday to Sunday nights.

“We hand deliver customer notifications with at least 48hrs notice required and all work is overnight to minimise customer impact.

“Any local people who have queries about the work are encouraged to contact us by e-mailing or calling 0800 0778778.”