A MAJOR burst in a key pipeline has left 100,000 Scottish homes without water.

Scottish Water said they would be urgently looking to repair the burst, which happened on Auchenhowie Road in Milngavie.

Video shared on social media of the scene showed the entire road submerged in running water, with cars stuck in the flooding.

Emergency services including police and fire were called to the scene.

The burst, which Scottish Water said was identified on a 36 inch water main, has left some 100,000 homes without water. These are said to be in the G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, G11, G12, G13, G15, G20, G51 and G61 postcodes, which cover areas including the city centre, Kelvinside, Tradeston, Ibrox, Knightswood, Yoker, Scotstoun and Partick.

Scottish Water said it aimed to have isolated the burst soon, and said it will look to implement changes to the network restore supplies later on Tuesday evening. It will then carry out an emergency repair as quickly as possible.  

A Scottish Water spokesperson said: “This is a major burst which is impacting a lot of our customers and we want to reassure them we are working as quickly as possible to carry out this repair and restore supplies. We apologise to all customers affected for the inconvenience and disruption.”


Around 7:30pm, Scottish Water said it had isolated the burst pipe and water services were "restoring" to some 56,000 properties across Knightswood, Yoker, Scotstoun and Partick.

It said network alterations would be needed to fix the remaining issues, but that it should be resolved by 10pm on Tuesday evening.

"Once these alterations are being undertaken and as the network begins to regain pressure, please be aware that you may experience low/intermittent water pressure or discoloured water," Scottish Water said.

“We thank our customers for their continued patience while we attend this major burst. This incident has caused some localised flooding and damage to some roads.”

Scottish Water said repair work will require some road closures moving forward.

It further asked people to allow up to 48 hours if they see white water, or to run their taps at low pressure until the sediment clears if it runs brown. 

Shortly after 4pm, residents and businesses across Glasgow took to social media to report that they had been left with no running water and questioned what had caused the disruption to services.

At around 4:56pm Scottish Water confirmed that they were investigating the issue in a tweet that said: "We're investigating loss of water supply in the #G2 #G3 #G4 #G11 #G12 #G21 #G61 area.

"We'll update you as soon as more info is available. Apologies for any inconvenience caused this evening."

The body later confirmed that the lack of water was due to a burst pipe. 

It said: "We can confirm that we have now located a burst on our 36" Trunk Main, which is affecting customers in postcodes G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, G11, G12, G13, G15, G20, G51 & G61.  

"Our teams are currently working alongside the police and fire service, and as soon as more information becomes available, we will be in touch."