RESIDENTS in Central Fife can expect discoloured water for up to four weeks as work takes place on improving water quality.

Customers in the Cowdenbeath, Kelty and Hill of Beath areas of KY4 may experience issues as flushing work commenced on Monday night.

Households in the area have recently experienced poor water pressure supplying their properties.

The measures now taking place is the first stage of planned works to improve pressure issues.

Work will take place between 10pm and 6am for approximately four weeks, Scottish Water has said.

The company stated: "To minimise disruption to you this work will take place overnight and your water supply will not be interrupted.

"You are unlikely to notice any change to your water during this work but some customers may experience a short term drop in pressure or slightly discoloured water. This is normal and will resolve itself quickly.

"If this happens don’t be alarmed, turn on the cold water tap in your kitchen, let the water flow slowly until it runs clear.

"We do recommend no appliances (such as washing machines and dishwashers) are used during the night on the planned dates/times of our flushing.

"If you would like more information and advice about this type of work, please visit our website"

They confirmed that the water is safe to use and drink, but added, "we appreciate you may wish not to at the current time due to the discolouration", and apologised for the inconvenience.