Preston water alert: United Utilities keeps boil water warning in force

Posted on - 10th August, 2015 - 8:07am | Author - | Posted in - News
Tap water is not safe to drink Pic: Olly Clarke

Tap water is not safe to drink Pic: Olly Clarke

Prestonians are being told to continue to boil their water before drinking for a fifth day.


United Utilities say “we are making good progress and the situation is improving” but it has kept the water warning in force.

A statement on their website goes on to say: “We are very sorry for the continuing inconvenience. Thank you very much, to all of our customers in Lancashire, for their patience and understanding whilst we try to get things back to normal.

“This remains a very unusual incident; he risk to health is very low but we will not take chances with public health so please do continue to boil your water as a sensible precaution.”

A customer information point at the Harris Library in the city centre will be open from 9am.

Their information suggests the boil water warning is likely to continue into Tuesday.

Work is ongoing to remove traces of cryptosporidium from the water supply after tests at the Franklaw water treatment park near Catterall found the bug in the water.

What do you think about the water warning? How has it affected you? Let us know in the comments below

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