Highlands & Islands

High demand for water in Easter Ross eases slightly

Scottish Water has said an unusually high demand for water in Easter Ross had dropped slightly following its concerns over burst pipes.

On Monday, it said parts of the Highlands were found using 20 million more litres a day more than was normal.

Easter Ross, Drumnadrochit and the Black Isle were said to be the areas where the highest demand was.

Scottish Water said there were no longer concerns about maintaining supplies to these areas.

However, spokesman Jason Rose said people should check empty properties and troughs used by livestock for bursts.

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