Residents across Cockenzie and Port Seton and Longniddry woke up to discoloured tap water this morning caused by nearby fire hydrant repairs.

Scottish Water confirmed to the Courier that the group had facilitated repairs on a leaking fire hydrant this morning which can temporarily disturb local pipes.

The group stressed that this discolouration was caused by natural sediment and can be cleared by running the cold water tap for a few moments until it clears.

A Scottish Water spokesperson said: “Following repairs to a leaking fire hydrant this morning, some customers in Cockenzie, Longniddry and Port Seton may be experiencing discoloured water.

"This is common after repairs have been made on the network because natural sediment in the pipes can be disturbed.

"We recommend running the first incoming cold water tap (usually in the kitchen) until it clears.

"More information and advice can be found here”