Glasgow taps still cut off

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More than 50,000 people in the north of Glasgow without water since last Wednesday after a diesel spill contaminated supplies, still do not know when normal service will be resumed. Some reports suggested that a phased reconnection of tap water to homes in the north of Glasgow would begin today, but it now looks as though this will happen later in the week.

West of Scotland Water said that "significant progress" had been made in its attempts to remove diesel from water served by the Burncrooks treatment works at Drymen, near Loch Lomond. The Scottish Office announced said on Saturday that an independent investigation would be held to examine the cause of the emergency and the water firm's management of it.