ARBROATH people will be relieved to hear that a rumour that started this week about drugs in the water supply proved to be untrue.
On Wednesday afternoon it came to the attention of the newspaper that a rumour was doing the rounds in the town that Class A drug PCP or ‘angel dust’ had somehow found its way into the system.
Upon contacting Scottish Water we were informed that this was in fact a ridiculous notion, and it was merely a case of Chinese whispers.
An official statement from Scottish Water was issued later that day and said: “We are doing work in and around Arbroath to improve the water pressure and reduce leakage in the network.
“We are installing a new type of valve which will help maximise our resources and we will lose less to leakage.
“As part of this work there may be some slight changes to the taste of the water.
“This is due to the network being recalibrated and as a result the water supply is settling back down after being worked on overnight.
“The water is completely safe to drink and the taste should return to normal within 48 hours at the latest.
“We have received a very small number of calls from the Lochlands area earlier today from customers who stated the water tasted different to normal.
“This will rapidly settle down. We apologise for any inconvenience to our customers and we thank them for their patience while we carry out this essential work.”