Residents of a Dundee multi said they’re completely fed up of their water being turned off because of work being carried out in the street outside.
Folk in Dudhope Court said that they had no water for more than 24 hours last week.
They say this was the fourth time in recent weeks that they had been left for hours at a time with no running water.
One resident Julie Don, 39, said the situation turned into a nightmare when her flat was flooded.
Julie, who lives on the fourth floor, said on one occasion, after the water had been turned off, it then came back on at 10.30pm.
She said: “Somewhere in a flat above me, someone had left their taps turned on but with the plug in their sink. Not long after my water came back on, I became aware of a loud noise that I couldn’t figure out.
“When I went to look, there was water cascading down the walls in my bathroom. This spread into my kitchen and everything was in a terrible mess. I’ve had enough and things came to a head last week when the water was off from 11am on Wednesday until 4.30pm on the Thursday. It’s completely unacceptable to expect people to cope without water for that length of time.”
Rod Malen, 72, who lives on the 12th floor, said: “There are elderly people and families with young children in these flats and it’s no use that the water is off for so long.”
A Scottish Water spokesman said: “We are carrying out a £5 million mains upgrade to the water network in Dundee, helping to ensure our customers enjoy the benefits of high-quality drinking water well into the future.
“At points during this essential work, there are some planned interruptions to normal water supplies. In these instances, advance notice is given to those affected with the expected timescales.
“We are grateful to customers for their patience and apologise for any inconvenience to those affected by disruption.
“On this occasion, the water was switched back on in the timescale given, but an issue meant supply was interrupted to Dudhope Court for longer than anticipated.
“Bottled water was given to affected customers and the supply has now been fully restored.”