A concerned resident captured the moment 'steaming water' rushed onto a Renfrewshire road.

The footage videoed earlier this week shows a large volume of water pouring onto Crosslee Road in Bridge of Weir.

The resident, who posted the incident on social media, said: "This morning on Crosslee Road just before the bridge.

"I think something to do with ongoing sewage works, but possibly not the best to be pouring out onto the road and into the fields (and yes that is steam)

"Does anyone know what the problem is?"

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People took to the comments to share their thoughts.

One person said: "That’s been happening for over 20 years. I used to walk up there to a friend's house when I was a kid and it did it then… probably worse. It stank and was foaming."

A second said: "Effluent from the Tannery when they open the valves wide. They only meant to release the crap slowly"

A third said: "Looks like something’s gone wrong with the work being done by the water authority to fix their leaking pipe carrying the waste away from the Tannery. Not a tannery problem."

James McLaren, councillor for Bishopton, Bridge of Weir and Langbank, commented on the post saying that he would report it.

Renfrewshire Council confirmed that in the area there are Scottish Water works taking place which were set to be completed this week.

Scottish Water confirmed that they had contractors onsite who were cleaning and descaling pipes at the Bridge of Weir tannery.

The water rushing out is caused by an 'overpump' which diverts water along a temporary pipeline and directs it into the sewer through a manhole.

However, the water company revealed that 'remains/strands of leather' have built up causing it to block the manhole.

A Scottish Water spokesperson said: “We do not anticipate any environmental impact and our contractor is clearing the blockage and will clean up the immediate area.”

A spokesperson for SEPA said: “SEPA received reports of trade effluent running on to Crosslee Road in Bridge of Weir on Tuesday, January 30th.

“SEPA officers visited the site and found no impact on the nearby water course upon inspection. We continue to engage with Scottish Water as we investigate further.

“We would like to take the opportunity to thank those who contacted us and remind anyone who is concerned about a potential pollution incident to contact SEPA as soon as possible through our 24/7 Pollution Hotline.

"You can report online using our form at sepa.org.uk/report or by calling 0800 80 70 60"

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