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Drinking water safe despite taste

Tap water
Residents have been told the water is safe to drink

Residents in Dundee, Monifieth and the Carse of Gowrie have been reassured their tap water is safe to drink even though it may taste slightly unusual.

Scottish Water is investigating what has caused the problem at Clatto Water Treatment Works (WTW).

The company said it was possible the strange taste could be linked to naturally occurring trace compounds in the raw water supply.

The WTW serves about 200,000 customers in the area.

Derek Ogilvie, Scottish Water's regional manager for Dundee, said: "We undertake regular and rigorous testing of the water supply and can confirm that the water meets all relevant criteria for drinking water quality and is safe to drink.

"Customers should continue to use their water as normal."

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