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Lanarkshire residents plagued with discoloured water problems as firefighters used supply to tackle blaze

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Hamilton residents turned on their taps last night to discover dark brown water as firefighters made use of the local supply to extinguish a blaze.

Homeowners in the Millgate area of the town shared numerous pictures online of their bathtubs filled up with the discoloured water, with some people calling it "disgusting."Scottish Water said this resulted from a change in water flow as the fire service used water from their network to extinguish a fire, which can disturb naturally occurring sediment in the pipes which can lead to temporary discolouration of water.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

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